Hacker forums basically are exactly what the phrase translates into, forums made primarily with the aim of discussing topics related to hackers. Although these forums aren’t as negative as the media wants us to believe them to be.

Edward Snowden is the best example of a “not so bad hacker” who revealed shocking truths about the American govt. and didn’t do it for any personal gain. Obviously, not everyone is Snowden, and there are negative points to these forums as well.

Anyway here is the list.

1. Evilzone


Evilzoneis a community of hackers and crackers. In order to take part in this forum you will need to find a registration key. This key can be found by completing one of the several challenges.

2. Hack Forums

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Hack Forumsis a security and social media forum operated by Jesse LaBrocca (a.k.a, Omniscient). Hack Forums has been widely reported as facilitating criminal activities, such as the case of Zachary Shames. The forum is also responsible for the Mirai Botnet attack in 2017. As of 2020, it ranks as the second top “Hacking” website in terms of web-traffic.

3. Nulled

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Nulledis a popular online forum board with hundreds of thousands of members, mostly used by cybercriminals to trade and purchase leaked or hacked information. The forum is popular for its data breach (in 2016) which helped law enforcement to obtain information about possible “suspects”.

4. Hellbound Hackers

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Hellboundoffers challenges that teach you how computer-based exploits work. The idea being, if you know how to exploit a website for instance, then you can go and secure your website, and help others in securing their. They also supply a vast library of downloads, articles, and helpful forum posts for you to learn as much as possible.

5. BlackHatWorld


BlackHatWorld(BHW) is an internet forum owned by Damien Trevatt focused on black-hat search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and services, often known as spamdexing. Site services are varied, including copywriting; graphic design; web design; SEO, including both on-page and off-page optimization; social media marketing; and app development.

6. Exploit.IN


Exploit.INis a Russian hacking forum but despite its .in domain tld, it’s not an Indian site. Although the language isn’t an issue anymore because you can simply translate it to English. It’s probably more active than Hack5 forums, and has most thread replies time-stamped with “a few hours ago” which is a good sign.