Disallowed Blackhat Activity

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These are the blackhat hacking activities that we do not allow as part of our discussions here on Hack Forums. We don't explain the logic behind each forbidden activity, but it's somewhere between morality, ethics, and legality for each one. We ask that members do not participate in discussion around the following topics. If you've received a warning and been asked to read this, please do so carefully.


This was removed from topics on HF a very long time ago. This includes posting phishing tutorials, questions on creating phishing pages, and just about any discussion on the topic. We don't feel this topic adds any value to our community nor does it assist members in becoming better hackers.

Dumps / Combo Lists

Providing accounts that don't belong to you, whether in trades, for sale, or free, dumps are not allowed. The definition of a dump is a file with logins, passwords, personal details or emails. We do define "combo lists" as dumps as well.

Financial Fraud

We take this very seriously. We do not allow posts in relation to these subjects. Selling information of any sort that has been stolen, in any way, is against the rules. Any information posted that's designed to commit financial fraud may result in the immediate closing of your account.

Virtual Credit Cards (VCC), Prepaid Credit Cards, Gift Cards and Virtual Bank Accounts (VBA)

We understand that there might be a valid purpose and use for these discussions, but we've decided to remove them from HF in an effort to stay on a more legitimate topic level.

Identity Theft

This is another topic we feel is purely criminal in nature and we won't allow that here. Topics on stealing identities will be removed immediately.

Paypal Fraud

With PP fraud rampant in the hacker community we feel it's our duty to take a stand on this one. We will not allow discussion on selling of paypal accounts, stealing accounts, or verifying accounts with false information. Basically if you're doing something against the TOS of paypal, you're breaking a rule here.

Paypal Holders

We consider this financial fraud and a huge risk to our members. Anyone using this type of service or offering it to members will have their accounts immediately closed.

Financial Crimeware

Software that has the intended goal of stealing financial data such as bank info or credit card data from those who get infected. For this reason any discussions on this type of software will be disallowed. Zeus, Beta Bot, and SpyEye are examples of Financial Crimeware.

Amazon/Ebay Account Trading

Any buying, selling, or trading of Ebay/Amazon accounts is not allowed due to the fact that these accounts have credit cards and personal information attached.

Ebay Partnerships

We no longer allow partnership offers concerning Ebay accounts. They're being used to commit fraud. And as such we've disallowed the activity here.

Drop Shipping

Guides, threads, and services related to drop shipping will not be allowed on HF.

Fake Programs

We do not allow the distribution of fake programs that are infected. Nor do we allow the discussion of fake program creation.

Product Keys and Unlicensed Software

Product keys, key gens, serials and software cracks are not allowed. This includes the selling, trading, or requesting of any illegal unlicensed product keys. HF is not a warez forum and we will no longer tolerate our site being used as one.

PID's and Call-Ins

As this is pure fraud we will not allow this type of discussion here. That includes ebooks, threads, sigs, social engineering section, and marketplace.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Fraud

We consider crypto currency an excellent choice for payments here on HF. And while they have no official government backing we feel they have value to this community. As such any cryptocurrency fraud will be considered financial fraud. Discussion on stealing wallets including RATS will not be allowed on HF.

Blackmail and Extortion

We do not want this type of discussion here. Obvious criminal activity and very illegal.


Any software that's meant to lock a computer and demand payment or action for removal is ransomware and is not allowed on HF. This includes products such as Survey Lockers.

Xbox Products

Due to the heavy amount of fraudulent deals around MS Xbox products such as the xbox one, games, xbox live points and MS points. We do not allow any sales, trades, or marketplace activity based on these products. No exceptions.

Apple Products

Due to the heavy amount of fraudulent deals around Apple products such as the ipad, iphone, and ipods. We do not allow any sales, trades, or marketplace activity based on Apple products. No exceptions.

Amazon Kindles

Due to the heavy amount of fraudulent deals around Amazon Kindles. We do not allow any sales, trades, or marketplace activity based on Kindle products. No exceptions.

Steam Gifts

We don't allow selling of Steam games as keys or gifts. You may only sell Steam accounts in the Non-Free Accounts forum in the Marketplace.

Refund Services

To help someone get a refund fraudulently is not allowed on HF. No refund services whatsoever for any product or service.

HYIP & Ponzi

This type of garbage won't be tolerated here. And don't bother calling it "investments" either. If you're promising a high-yield short-term return you will get your account closed.

Deepweb Discussion

Deepweb is a phrase to describe hidden websites on the internet that are often, but not always, directly related to illegal activity such as child porn, carding, hitmen, and other very illicit material. As such we're not going to allow it here. Not even the slightest discussion of the deepweb will be allowed.

Movie Torrents, Download, and Illegal Viewing

Members are not allowed to use HF to spread illegal movie torrents or downloads. We also extend this to illegal viewing movie sites. HF is not a warez site.


We don't allow the site to be used for gambling which entails on-site lotteries, pools, or drawings. Discussion of gambling itself is allowed.