BreachForums Shut Down in Apparent Law Enforcement Operation


The popular hacking forum BreachForums appears to have been shut down as part of an international law enforcement operation led by the United States.

A message informs the site’s visitors that it has been taken down by the FBI and the Justice Department, with help from law enforcement agencies in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Iceland, and Ukraine. 

The message says the website’s backend data is being reviewed, and provides communication channels for reporting cybercriminal activity on BreachForums.

Authorities have yet to issue any statement on the matter. The threat intelligence and research group Vx-Underground learned that one of the forum’s administrators, known online as Baphomet, has been arrested

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