Some forum lurkers have speculated that these recent compromises feel like the work of some government spy agency.
“Only intelligence services or people who know where the servers are located can pull off things like that,” mused one mainstay of Exploit. “Three forums in one month is just weird. I don’t think those were regular hackers. Someone is purposefully ruining forums.”
Others are wondering aloud which forum will fall next, and bemoaning the loss of trust among users that could be bad for business.
“Perhaps they work according to the following logic,” wrote one Exploit user. “There will be no forums, there will be no trust between everyone, less cooperation, more difficult to find partners – fewer attacks.”
Some anonymous group is using illegal methods to take down criminals!