Darkode: Recruitment patterns and transactional features of “the most dangerous cybercrime forum in the world”

This article explores the social and market dynamics of Darkode, an invitation-only cybercrime forum that was dismantled by the FBI in July 2015 and was described by a U.S. Attorney as “the most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world”. Based on a leaked database of 4788 discussion threads, we examine the selection […] Read more