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Monday, October 13, 2008

I don't normally say this...

But go feds!

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/10/darkmarket-post.html

"DarkMarket.ws, an online watering hole for thousands of identify thieves, hackers and credit card swindlers, has been secretly run by an FBI cybercrime agent for the last two years, until its voluntary shutdown earlier this month, according to documents unearthed by a German radio network."

1 comment:

Jason said...

Hey Chris!

This isn't the first time the government has done this. The first time was with the illustrious shadowcrew.com site, they launched Operation Firewall and nabbed a key member of the site, then converting control to their offices and luring huge members of the ID theft scene to a VPN meeting where they busted down their doors. After they shut down SC they opened IAACA (the internation association for the advancement of criminal activity)

This is just the newest in a string of thier ongoing tactics.

Wired did a good article called "I was a cybercrook for the FBI" which details another fed run site, thegrifter.net

http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/01/72515

good read =)

take care!