Hacking Forum RaidForums Shut Down

The RaidForums hacker site was largely used by cybercriminals to acquire and sell stolen datasets. The forum represented a database sharing and marketplace forum, that offered exclusive database breaches and leaks as well as an active marketplace.


What Happened?

As a result of Operation TOURNIQUET, a sophisticated law enforcement operation coordinated by Europol to assist independent investigations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Portugal, and Romania, the unlawful marketplace ‘RaidForums‘ has been shut down and its infrastructure seized. The administrator of the forum, as well as two of his associates, have also been apprehended.

The Department of Justice today announced the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, and unsealed criminal charges against RaidForums’ founder and chief administrator, Diogo Santos Coelho, 21, of Portugal. Coelho was arrested in the United Kingdom on Jan. 31, at the United States’ request and remains in custody pending the resolution of his extradition proceedings.

Court records unsealed today indicate that the United States recently obtained judicial authorization to seize three domains that long hosted the RaidForums website. These domains were “raidforums.com,” “Rf.ws,” and “Raid.lol.” According to the affidavit filed in support of

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