Cybercrime forum advertises alleged database, source code from Russian firm that helped Parler

Tim Starks reports:

A seller on a popular cybercrime forum appears to be offering up source code and a database they say belongs to DDoS-Guard, the Russia-based hosting site that helped right-leaning social media company Parler get back online after Amazon Web Services banished it.


Security vendor Group-IB, which noticed the listing, said that while DDoS-Guard offers hosting services and protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks, it also has been labeled a “bulletproof hosting” provider — one that’s lenient toward cybercriminals and other shady operators.

The seller listed the DDoS-Guard database and source code for $350,000 on, a long-running forum used mainly by Russian-speaking scammers that birthed the career of Andrey Turchin, a.k.a “fxmsp,” who now stands charged with hacking-related crimes in the U.S.

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