Belarusian law enforcement seized and shutdown XakFor, one of the largest hacking forums on the internet, according to a statement from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The forum had almost 30,000 active users at the time of the seizure and several thousand active users every day.
Bavarian Authorities: Police Struggle to Investigate Child Pornography Forums
The Hessian Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General in Frankfurt held a joint press conference wherein they discussed an increase in cybercrime cases and the police’s lack of ability to infiltrate child pornography forums on the darkweb.
Dutch Police Seized a Bulletproof Hosting Company
Dutch police confiscated ten servers from the bulletproof hosting company known as MaxiDed along with a file-sharing service associated with companies in the Netherlands as part of a a long-term investigation in collaboration with Thai police. The owner of the two companies, a 29-year-old man from Moldavia, was arrested in Thailand at a holiday resort in the province of Chumphon, south of Bangkok. He is suspected of co-perpetrating the spread of child pornography, facilitating cybercrime and money laundering.