Four cybercrime forums are reported to have been breached in 2021. Information about users of cybercrime forums Verified, Crdclub, Exploit, and Maza have all been exposed in recent months. Researchers discovered a post on Raid Forums in January where a threat actor claimed to have breached Verified. Information including private messages, posts, threads, hashed passwords, as well as $150,000 worth of crypto currency were all able to be extracted from Verified. The data is now being sold for $100,000. Crdclub had an admin account accessed in February which allowed the hacker to steal money from the forum by scamming users of the site. During the month of March, both Exploit and Maza have experienced breaches that exposed databases. At this time, it is not known if the attacks are connected or who is behind them.
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