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FBI takes down BreachForums ransomware website and Telegram channel

May 15, 2024

The FBI, in combination with police around the world, have taken control of the website and Telegram channel of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums.

The action occurred on Wednesday, just days after the site hosted information apparently stolen from Europol’s databases and marks the latest action against the pernicious site. Despite numerous takedowns of the site’s operators it kept popping back up and now the cops have taken control of the site – for the time being.

“This website has been taken down by the FBI and DOJ with assistance from international partners,” the site now reads. “We are reviewing the site’s backend data. If you have information to report about cyber criminal activity on BreachForums, please contact us.”

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