BreachForums Curtains Down
BreachForums Shut Down
Last week, US. Law enforcement has arrested the owner of the BreachForums, goes online with the moniker “Pompompurin,”
The law enforcement authorities have yet to shut down the website, while another admin of the forum that goes online with the alias “Baphomet” announced that he is taking the control of the platform.
Baphomet initially added that he believes that the feds haven’t had access to the infrastructure.
Yesterday, Baphomet, announced that the hacking forum has been officially taken down. The decision to shut down the forum is the response of the administrator to the increasing pressure by law enforcement. He likely suspected that the feds have gained access to the site’s components taking over it.
Baphomet added that “it’s not the end” of the forums, he is likely planning to launch either a new platform or work with competitor marketplaces in the future.
“Hello everyone. Please consider this the final update for Breached. I will be taking down the forum, as I believe we can assume that nothing is safe anymore. I know that everyone wants the forum up, but there is no value in short term gain for what will likely be a long-term loss by propping up Breached as it is. I want to make it clear, that while this initial announcement is not positive, it’s not the end. I’m going to setup another Telegram group for those who want to see what follows. You are allowed to hate me and disagree with my decision, but I promise what is to come will be better for us all.” reads the last message published by Baphomet. “As stated in the attached message please give me 24 hours to get some rest and give thought to how we move on from here. I will be back online after that, and we will talk. I am going nowhere. Please see my final confirmation of this here: http://baph.is/finalupdate.txt.asc“