Belarusian police have seized the servers of XakFor (xakfor[.]net), a popular hacking forum a place frequented by hackers, malware authors, scammers and
The news was first reported by the Belarusian news outlet Reformation.
“This resource has been revealed divisions on the fight against cybercrime and the Interior Ministry of Internal Affairs of Minsk region in the course of carrying out activities aimed at ensuring the provisions of the Information Security Concept of the Republic of Belarus ” , – said the deputy head of the management of the disclosure of crimes in the sphere of high MVD RB Lieutenant Colonel technologies Kirill Vyatkin .
“As a result, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the IC joint efforts were able to close the site.”
Unlike other crime forums, XakFor was not hosted on
The seizure of XakFor has been announced by the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to Belarusian authorities, XakFor had more than 28,000 registered accounts at the time of seizure that took place last month.
It was initially a closed invite-only community and was frequented by most prominent Russian hackers and crooks, later the
“The forum’s reputation changed accordingly, and in the past half-decade, XakFor became the Russian version of HackForums — an English-speaking forum populated by low-skilled hackers,” reported ZDNet.
Not all the malware were authentic, some of them were cracked versions, while