Maz*** Group, a renowned global
consulting services firm headquartered in France, has been identified as a
victim of a cyber-attack carried out
by a prominent ransomware gang known as "Alphv" (BlackCat),
currently operating within the dark web. The ransomware gang, Alphv, has
uploaded a database stolen from Maz*** onto
their secure leakage site, under the title "Confidential and High
Sensitive Data." The stolen database reportedly contains sensitive
documents pertaining to Maz***' client companies, financial
information, and various other relevant documents as described by the
✓ Maz*** is a multinational company that
offers comprehensive global accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting
services. With 95
countries, Maz*** serves clients across diverse
industries including government agencies, manufacturing, financial services,
real estate, technology, and retail.
New Forum: Hacking
The S2W Dark Web Crawler has
recently discovered a newly established hacking forum named “exposed.vc.” The user interface of exposed.vc
closely resembles that of two previously well-known global dark web hacking
which enjoyed significant popularity among dark web users in the past, as well
as its successor, Breached.
✓ History of hacking forum:RaidForums,
which boasted an approximate user base of 500,000 individuals on the global
dark web, was established in 2015 and subsequently seized in March 2022 through
a collaborative operation involving Europol and US authorities.
In March 2022, a successor forum
known as “Breached Forums” surfaced, imitating the user interface of RaidForums.
However, in January 2023, the
forum's operator, going by the alias “pompompurin,” was apprehended by the US
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), leading to the subsequent shutdown of
the forum. Since the closure of Breached
Forums, there has been considerable speculation regarding its potential
successor. This makes the emergence of the Exposed hacking forum a significant
development, as it features an identical user interface to that of Breached
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