Darkode - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Darkode (DarkOde) was a cybercrime forum and one of the most notorious of its kind until its demise after the Shrouded Horizon operation by a team of international law enforcement teams.

The forum was a place where black market items were sold and discussed, and items such as botnets, malware and hacking services were sold. The site was seen as an extremely dangerous and advanced place for cybercriminals and was seen as a high threat against online security of the United States and other countries. Operation Shrouded Horizon was undertaken in 2015 and managed to seize the website and also arrest several of its members - Many different law enforcement branches coordinated together through Europol and with the FBI.