Online cyber crime forum taken down by FBI

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A prominent online forum dedicated to products and services used to commit cyber crime has been dismantled following an international law enforcement operation, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said., a site open only to those deemed to have the right levels of cyber and criminal expertise, was taken offline yesterday by the FBI. At the same time, 28 arrests were made around the world, bringing the total number of people arrested for suspected offences linked to the site to 70, across 20 countries. A 26-year-old man from Coventry was arrested by the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit. He was questioned and subsequently bailed pending further inquiries, the NCA said. Officers from Police Scotland searched an address in Paisley and removed material for examination. Five other people believed to have been members of Darkode have previously been arrested by officers from the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit, which has led and coordinated the UK element of the operation. They are a 26-year-old man from Biggin Hill, Kent, arrested in November 2013; a 25-year-old man from Caterham, Surrey, arrested in July 2014; a 20-year-old man from Barking, Essex, arrested in July 2014; a 23-year-old man from Marlborough, Wiltshire, arrested in […]

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