International security authorities spent close to two years pursuing a criminal site called Darkode, where hackers could buy and sell malware meant to steal information. On the international site, which could only be accessed with a referral and a password, hackers advertised and sold their homemade software. Criminals who bought it could steal anything from Facebook follower lists to database account passwords.
The sophistication of Darkode shows just how organized hacking has become. The eventual government takedown didn’t stop the site altogether, either. [Read the rest of the article here…]
The Lawyers’ Guide to Hacking Threats was originally published on Lawyerist.