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Torum is Shutting Down

Torum, a cybersecurity forum for Tor users, is shutting down. The forum administrator posted an announcement on the forum’s landing page that notified users of the shutdown. In the message, the administrator called Torum’s operation a success and thanked the Torum moderators for preventing the forum from turning into a “spammed out mess.”

Over the course of three years, Torum grew to include more than 130,000 users, according to its administrator.

The message, available on the index page of the Torum onion service address here, is also available below. The administrator’s PGP key is available in the Torum listing on Darknetlive’s forum index as well as here.

I am retiring. I ran Torum for over 3 years, the truth is I lost the passion for hosting Torum a long time ago but kept it online for the community. Torum has always been a non-profit project for me, even to the extent of rejecting donations. We grew to be a strong community of over 130,000 members. Compared to how some other projects conclude, hosting for over 3 years and wrapping up on my own terms is what I would consider being successful

Is it possible Torum returns in the future? Maybe. But I’m taking a break from the darkweb for a while, so even if Torum did possibly return it wouldn’t be anytime soon. Is it possible I give Torum away to someone I think is capable of hosting it and they relaunch it? Who knows. Maybe that could work, but again, I’m not rushing into anything. What I can say is Torum is gone for the foreseeable future, potentially permanently.

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the growth of Torum. Thank you to all Torum moderators, past and present, without you Torum would have been a spammed out mess. To all the people that tried to take Torum down over the last 3 years, I hold no grudges. I wish a prosperous future to everyone.

Goodbye.

Signed Copy
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Hash: SHA512

I am retiring. I ran Torum for over 3 years, the truth is i lost the passion for hosting Torum a long time ago but kept
it online for the community. Torum has always been a non-profit project for me, even to the extent of rejecting donations.
We grew to be a strong community of over 130,000 members. Compared to how some other projects conclude, hosting for over 3 years and
wrapping up on my own terms is what i would consider to be a success.

Is it possible Torum returns in the future? Maybe. But i'm taking a break from the darkweb for a while, so even if
Torum did possibly return it wouldn't be anytime soon. Is it possible i give Torum away to someone i think is capable of
hosting it and they relaunch it? Who knows. Maybe that could work, but again, i'm not rushing into anything.
What i can say is Torum is gone for the foreseeable future, potentially permanantely.

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the growth of Torum. Thank you to all Torum moderators, past and present, without
you Torum would have been a spammed out mess. To all the people that tried to take Torum down over the last 3 years, i hold
no grudges. I wish a prosperous future to everyone.

Goodbye.
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The Torum moderators kept the forum free from the spam that staff on other forums struggle to eliminate or keep at an acceptable level. Maintaining a forum at this level is difficult, as proven by the administrators of other darkweb forums. HugBunter, the administrator of Dread, has struggled with spam created by a small number of bad actors. Fortuna, a co-administrator of Envoy, had difficulty keeping the forum online at times. Both Envoy and Dread have seemingly weathered the chronic denial of service attacks that tanked their availability for up to months at a time.

A picture of Torum featured threads about hacking and cybersecurity in general | source: DigitalShadows

Torum featured threads about hacking and cybersecurity in general | source: DigitalShadows

24 Comments
se7en=torumadmin
d52f3fa0 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

empire and torum are run by the same people witchman proved it on dread

Fire2
5e4ac920 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Se7en has shut down Torum and migrated to Empire Forum. He used to review Xanax vendors in Empires early days, mostly ordering his xanax dometically within the USA and also from Canada to USA.

Se7en is
8d088bf0 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Compromised if what you claim is true if he did order Xanax someone knows his id and that's Empires time up.

SE7ENS ALIAS
9e4e2e50 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Removed at OPs request

EMPIRE SHILL
1e922df0 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Removed at OPs request

wow
6b51a600 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

man i was just looking at this list and the account Roberto01 posted shit about Stackz420 so that means se7en has been shitposting him off alts? what a pathetic motherfucker lmao

Anon00
fb09f8b0 Mon, Aug 10, 2020

What a shame. Anyone know any good alternatives, that are focused on mainly cybersecurity?

Black Hat
32195240 Mon, Aug 10, 2020

With Torum gone Helium is Born http://fahue6hb7odzns36vfoi2dqfvqvjq4btt7vo52a67jivmyz6a6h3vzqd.onion/

Helium phishin
e6d970a0 Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Scammers

lol
20a45c80 Mon, Aug 10, 2020

lol helium is phishing

OPS
bab36030 Tue, Aug 11, 2020

It would be great to provide a dump of all the threads which were very valuable!

Fannysal
5ef62330 Sun, Jul 25, 2021

nopenopenope

TickTock Is Coming,BGMI Good News,OnePlus Nord 2 Launch Date,iPhone nopeHugenope Issue,OnePlus Pad-#TTN1082

Black Hat
00bb3ea0 Tue, Aug 11, 2020

With Torum gone CrybtBB is Born http://cryptbb2gezhohku.onion/

lol
c4d14160 Tue, Aug 11, 2020

lol CrybtBB is phishing

Ronald Weasly
cfaf32e0 Wed, Aug 12, 2020

any alternatives that arent phishing sites please??

CrystaljainG
550aaa10 Tue, Jul 27, 2021

nopenopenope

5 Best GamingрџЋ® Smartphones nopeFornope Battlegrounds Mobile India Under в‚№20,000 July 2021

FEDALERT
1b7e6b70 Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Torum was infested by law enforcement and maybe empire is as well.

Everybody using empire: Clean house! Be prepared for the possible takedown.

digidy?
18d90b90 Thu, Aug 13, 2020

digidy a se7en alt?

NotFUDJustLogic
50713900 Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Yes Torum was run very well and was always fast to load and spam free. Perhaps the admin turned down offers of donations. But put yourself in the shoes of the admin, and developer of the site. You get to see every private message not manually encrypted. You get check all login/pw pairs against all the dumps and perhaps attempt to login to other valuable resources. And of course the spoils for those who teach via trial by fire(well deserved). Of course a signed message showing approval woudl be needed for someone else to take, but many will definitely want it

Pearlspivy
95276860 Tue, Jul 27, 2021

nopenopenope

The Thinnest Smartphone nopeinnope the World.

Ever think
73aa0490 Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Dark.fail is involved with Empire? Refuses to add new markets won't reply to vendors about my vendor store.

lololol
afcdcd10 Sat, Aug 15, 2020

so se7en secretly ran torum and devil runs darkode kek now we know their tru nature he probably doxxed jackjack_1 when he tried to expose him that how he got raided by feds

eeeyeyeyeye
085c5790 Tue, Aug 18, 2020

We need a DramaAlert for the dark web. This is juicy, anyone gonna tap into the business?

eeeyeyeyeye
6798ddc0 Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Do we now?

Peace out

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