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FBI seize BreachForums hacking forum used to leak stolen data
2024-05-15 14:44

The FBI has seized the notorious BreachForums hacking forum used to leak and sell stolen corporate data to other cybercriminals.

The seizure occurred on Wednesday morning, soon after the site was used last week to leak data stolen from a Europol law enforcement portal.

If law enforcement has gained access to the hacking forum's backend data as they claim, it could be used to aid law enforcement investigations as email addresses, IP addresses, and private messages between members would potentially be exposed.

The FBI is requesting victims and individuals contact them with information about the hacking forum and its members to aid in their investigation.

"From June 2023 until May 2024, BreachForums was operating as a clear-net marketplace for cybercriminals to buy, sell, and trade contraband, including stolen access devices, means of identification, hacking tools, breached databases, and other illegal services."

"Previously, a separate version of BreachForums operated a similar hacking forum from March 2022 until March 2023. Raidforums was the predecessor hacking forum to both version of BreachForums and ran from early 2015 until February 2022.".

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