The dark web is mainly known for the idea that in this sector of the Internet you can find all kinds of drugs, although this is not the only thing sold in the most dangerous areas of the network. This time, cybersecurity experts from the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS) will show you the most important dark web hacking forums.
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This is the world’s largest Russian-speaking hacking forum and features a clearnet address accessible even from a Russian IP address. According to cybersecurity specialists, one of the main features of this website is the provision of training services; for about a thousand dollars, WWH-CLUB hackers provide personalized advice to any user on the platform.
Previously WWH-CLUB users could find all kinds of files related to cybersecurity, although the growth of the platform has also allowed the proliferation of Internet trolls and users for unknown purposes.
To address this issue, forum administrators decided not to accept new users, so access to private sections of the forum can now only be realized with a payment of about $20 USD.
Onion address: https://wwhclublci77vnbi.onion/
This is a platform very similar to WWH-CLUB, cybersecurity experts say, as it functions as a reliable source for the search for computer security incidents and all kinds of paid services.
Registration on the forum costs around $50 USD and new users are always rigorously researched, experts warn. In other words, even by paying access to the forum older users have the last decision about newcomers.
Onion address: http://verified2ebdpvms.onion/
In this forum users can discuss all kinds of hacking topics and, unlike the examples above, registration in Exploit.in is free. However, new users must have the approval of older members and provide links to their accounts on other hacking platforms, which must not be less than one year old.
This is one of Russia’s most respected hacking platforms and is even popular with some Users of the West. The main services that can be found in this forum are the sale of botnets and the creation of malicious websites. Exploit.in is also accessible via clearnet and has a Jabber server.
This is one of the oldest hacking forums, as mentioned by cybersecurity experts. Registration for CrdClub is free and can be divided into two main areas: for Russian-speaking users and English-speaking users.
There are hundreds of articles dedicated not only to all kinds of hacking topics, but also to methods of electronic scamming, phishing and social engineering.
Onion address: http://crdclub4wraumez4.onion/
In many cases participants in hacking forums prefer not to actively engage in illegal transactions such as bank fraud or information theft; this does not appear to be the case with Probiv. A distinctive feature of the forum is that, in exchange for a certain amount of money, threat actors can find all kinds of information about a target user, including personal, professional information, medical records, and even financial and credit information.
In this forum are also popular the so-called “profit schemes”, in which hackers sell manuals for the deployment of all kinds of scams in exchange for a portion of the profits obtained by the operators of these malicious campaigns. The price range of these manuals varies depending on the type of material.
Onion address: https://probiv7jg46vmbox.onion/
Probably the most important English-speaking hacking forum, with users involved in all kinds of discussions about hacking, cybersecurity trends, malware development and other topics of interest to the cybercriminal community.
According to cybersecurity specialists, this is one of the few hacking forums that have not been seized by the U.S. or European authorities, so they will try to do their best to maintain their reputation.
Onion address: http://damagelabo2jiykj.onion/
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He is a well-known expert in mobile security and malware analysis. He studied Computer Science at NYU and started working as a cyber security analyst in 2003. He is actively working as an anti-malware expert. He also worked for security companies like Kaspersky Lab. His everyday job includes researching about new malware and cyber security incidents. Also he has deep level of knowledge in mobile security and mobile vulnerabilities.