International Law Enforcement Operation Seized Control of Stolen Data Website RaidForums
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U.S. and international law enforcement agencies seized control of a popular website RaidForums where hackers have advertised data stolen from American consumers and corporations.
With over 530,000 registered members, RaidForums had tremendous reach and influence among low to mid-level cybercriminals. RaidForums’ 21-year-old alleged founder, Diogo Santos Coelho, was arrested in the United Kingdom on January 31 and remains in custody pending the resolution of his extradition proceedings.
According to a law enforcement official familiar with the matter, U.S. authorities had access to RaidForums’ computer infrastructure for several months before announcing the seizure. That likely gave authorities valuable insight into who bought and sold hacked data during that time. (Sean Lyngaas / CNN)
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