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FBI Seizes BreachForums Web site

The FBI has seized the BreachForums web site, utilized by ransomware criminals to leak stolen company knowledge.

If regulation enforcement has gained entry to the hacking discussion board’s backend knowledge, as they declare, they’d have e-mail addresses, IP addresses, and personal messages that would expose members and be utilized in regulation enforcement investigations.

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The FBI is requesting victims and people contact them with details about the hacking discussion board and its members to help of their investigation.

The seizure messages embody methods to contact the FBI concerning the seizure, together with an e-mail, a Telegram account, a TOX account, and a devoted web page hosted on the FBI’s Web Crime Criticism Middle (IC3).

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the prison hacking boards referred to as BreachForums and Raidforums,” reads a devoted subdomain on the FBI’s IC3 portal.

“From June 2023 till Could 2024, BreachForums (hosted at breachforums.st/.cx/.is/.vc and run by ShinyHunters) was working as a clear-net market for cybercriminals to purchase, promote, and commerce contraband, together with stolen entry gadgets, technique of identification, hacking instruments, breached databases, and different unlawful companies.”

“Beforehand, a separate model of BreachForums (hosted at breached.vc/.to/.co and run by pompompurin) operated an analogous hacking discussion board from March 2022 till March 2023. Raidforums (hosted at raidforums.com and run by All-powerful) was the predecessor hacking discussion board to each model of BreachForums and ran from early 2015 till February 2022.”

Posted on Could 17, 2024 at 7:09 AM •
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