Here we listed and documented the best forums for both networks — the “ClearNet” and “DarkWeb”. Before we get into this, it is important to recognize what the “DarkWeb” is, and its major differences with the “ClearNet”.
Simply put, the “DarkWeb”, also known as “TOR or DeepWeb” is an uncensored and unregulated internet network. When it comes to unethical hackers or cybercriminals, this is their primary channel of communication.
Moreover, most of DarkWeb forums are scarce and extremely controversial, principally because they host highly illegal content — usually in the form of a marketplace.
“ClearNet” is what we now perceive as “Internet”. This is what we use to watch cats’ videos on YouTube or to access our Facebook.
Cybersecurity forums on this network are predominantly for educational purposes, although sometimes they could be borderline illegal.
We have compiled the list into 5 best forums of both worlds.
Top 5 Hacking forums on Clearnet
One or the most recognized public hacking forums. Most of the content is only accessible for registered users but registration is open and doesn’t require an invitation from any member. This forum has a wide content network, from low-skilled users to advanced techniques. The rules on this forum prohibit illegal activities.
Rather new, yet highly recommended hacker forum. It has fantastic tutorials, direct recommendation from members, and free to use security tools. This forum doesn’t require a registration to access most of the content or downloads.
This forum offers a free and legal way to train yourself as a hacker. They have several projects to test and improve your abilities as a hacker, from a beginner stand point to industry experts. Looking for a more practical approach? This forum is what you need.
Active community with fresh content, including Application and Coding, Wifi Security, Projects, USB hacks and much more. You don’t need to be a registered member to read the content of most posts.
Although this isn’t just a forum, it has the latest security exploits used in hacker forums. It also has tutorials and security papers with detailed intelligence about the security bugs.
Top 5 Hacking forums on Darkweb
In order to access these darkweb forums you will need to use the TOR browser. Read here on how to access the dark web securely
One of the most active forums on the dark web. Most threads are in German and English. Their marketplace offers defaced web servers, fake identifications documents, stolen credit cards and customized security services.
Crimenetwork Unleased Scene onion link – http://cnwv3ycmy4uc7vou.onion/
Marketplace of 0Day(unpublished) private exploits. They offer paid and free exploits, security vulnerabilities are targeted to popular applications such as WordPress, Kubernetes, Adobe Flash, and more.
0Day onion link – http://mvfjfugdwgc5uwho.onion
Torum Cyber Security Forum
Torum is a non-profit; absolutely free Cyber-sec forum built on the grounds of “lesser rules, more value”. Was established in May 2017 and already boasts over 6229 members in less than 2years.
Torum onion link – http://torum6uvof666pzw.onion/
It’s a deep web forum, and it’s rather restricted when it comes to communications as users can’t exactly talk there.
Hackerplace onion link – http://hackerw6dcplg3ej.onion/
KickAss is one of the best hacking forums, specializing in malware, exploits, and accounts. You can request to join the forum, although they’ve a really strict captcha system, and your request needs to be manually approved by an administrator.
Kickass onion link – http://kickassugvgoftuk.onion