U.S. and Europol Seize One of World’s Largest Hacker Forums and Arrest Administrator

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Friday, April 15, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On April 12, 2022, the United States Department of Justice and Europol announced the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, and unsealed criminal charges against Diogo Santos Coelho, 21, of Portugal, the RaidForums’ founder and chief administrator.  British authorities arrested Coelho in the United Kingdom at the request of the U.S.  He remains in custody pending the resolution of his extradition proceedings.[1]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, United States Leads Seizure of One of the World’s Largest hacker Forums and Arrests Administrator, Press Release 22-360, April 12, 2022.