news hardware One of the largest hacker networks has collapsed
The news came earlier in the week after the famous hacking site Raidforums was finally shut down in March following a first offline operation by Europol, the European police agency, following a major operation of international scope.
Raidforums, one of the largest cybercriminal sites in the world, shut down by Europol
That name might not mean anything to you, you who have only good intentions and prefer cute cat videos on TikTok to illegal downloads, but Raidforums was up until this week easily one of the largest networks of hackers, pirates, cybercriminals (call them what you will), in the world.
Was, because yes, despite all the precautions, the site, which claimed around 750,000 active users, is now history. Europol, the European version of Interpol, proudly announced this on Twitter on April 12.
We learn that in Croydon, a south London suburb, British police, the famous National Crime Agency (NCA), have arrested Diogo Santos Coelho, aka “Omnipotent”, a 21-year-old Portuguese boy who is the site’s founder and administrator . Two other people were also arrested during the same operation, without their names or functions being disclosed.
The FBI in the sub?
In reality, as is often the case in such cases, the “turnstile” operation had been in the pipeline for more than a year and therefore required the cooperation of many countries such as Sweden, Romania, Portugal, Germany and the United Kingdom and the United States to complete the mission.
Founded in 2015 by Diogo Santos Coelho when he was just 15, Raidforums quickly established itself as a benchmark in the world of hacking, cybercrime and data resale.
Tons of sensitive data, especially bank card numbers and imprint, could be found and redeemed. In France, Raidforums was singled out a few weeks ago after leaking data from more than 510,000 health insurers. A kind of dark web under the open sky.
Anyway, how often in such cases one fell, ten found? The investigators’ next target could be the hacking group Lapsus$, whose leader would be a 16-year-old English teenager! History repeats itself forever like an endless day…
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