BreachForums website seized in international operation

The online cybercrime marketplace has been operated by a threat actor known as ShinyHunters since June 2023, the FBI says

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BreachForums website seized in international operation
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BreachForums website seized in international operation

In a coordinated international effort, the FBI and law enforcement agencies from several countries have successfully seized the website and Telegram channel of BreachForums, a well-known online marketplace for stolen data and hacking tools.

The agencies from Five Eyes nations (US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), as well as Switzerland, Iceland and Ukraine, executed the takedown on Wednesday, just days after BreachForums publis...

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