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(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities say they’ve taken down one of the biggest internet forums for cyber criminals in the world.

Called DarkCode, the online hacker forum was the most sophisticated criminal cybersite in the world, according to the Justice Department.  Professional hackers used the site as a secret online meeting place for the sale and purchase of information and tools, and to swap ideas on potential targets.

Authorities charged 70 alleged DarkCode members from 20 countries on Wednesday.

Justice officials believe the bust will go a long way toward making the internet a safe place.

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