Take-Down of RaidForums

At the beginning of April 2022, Operation TOURNIQUET resulted in the successful take-down of the illegal marketplace ‘RaidForums’, one of the world’s biggest hacker forums selling access to high-profile database leaks. These leaks mainly belonged to several US corporations and contained information for millions of credit cards, bank account numbers and routing information as well as usernames and associated passwords. The forum had a community of over half a million users.

Operation TOURNIQUET was coordinated by Europol supporting investigations of the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Portugal, Romania, and Germany.

Next to the shut-down of the marketplace and the seizure of its infrastructure, the forum’s administrator and two of his accomplices have been arrested.

News Guide

Europol Cybercrime


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section