\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cp class=\"article__pull-quote\"\u003E\"The forum isn't really 'hell,'\" because it doesn't allow drugs, violence or child pornography.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cp\u003EBeing the place where the hacked Adult Friend Finder database was posted was a big break for the Hell forum, which was launched in February.
Hell's members skyrocketed from 1,200 in May to 3,000 in June, growing at a rate of a hundred users everyday, according to Ping.
\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cp\u003EHack BB \u003Ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\u002F\u002F as part of the FBI operation that \u003Ca href=\" down\u003C\u002Fa\u003E Freedom Hosting, a \u003Ca target=\"_blank\" href=\" provider\u003C\u002Fa\u003E of deep web sites, which are technically called \"hidden services,\" because they're hosted on the aonymizing Tor network.
\"This is for owing my guy 7,938.28 BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!term=carding\"\u003Ecarding\u003C\u002Fa\u003E, which helped him sell \"some\" credit cards, and make \"some friends.\" \u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThen, when the site went down, Ping said he created his new alias \"for a fresh start,\" and created a \"reputation\" for himself.Other than being the founder of the hell forum, Ping is also an administrator of the The Real Deal Market, a new \u003Ca target=\"_blank\" href=\" bazaar\u003C\u002Fa\u003E for computer exploits.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"odd-unit__container__container\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"article-iac__wrapper\"\u003E\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E\u003Cp\u003EHell, which can only be reached on the dark web, is \"a community where criminals can share, learn and make money,\" the forum's founder and administrator, who only goes by the name \"Ping,\" told me in an encrypted chat.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe forum gained notoriety in early March, when a hacker only known as \"ROR[RG]\" dumped fifteen spreadsheets on a message board called \"Hacked Data,\" whose motto is \"sharing is caring.\" \u003C\u002Fp\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe files contained highly personal information about almost four million people, including their names, ages, email addresses, locations, and what kind of sexual partner they were looking for.