Threat Actors Introduce Unique ‘Newbie’ Hacker Forum

A well-known private hacking forum has recently become more inclusive, introducing a new platform to help newbie threat actors flourish and hone their expertise, research has found. The discovery is unique, as private hacker forums tend to be the exclusive province of elite cybercriminals.

Digital Shadows on Thursday published a report that takes a deep dive into CryptBB, an exclusive hacker forum that has been operational since 2017.

Initially, the site only accepted new members after a “rigorous application and interview process,” requiring that an applicant prove their skill and knowledge on a chosen area of expertise, “leaving no room for those who fail to meet the required standards,” researchers wrote.

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Source: ThreatPost