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New and improved ‘Breach Nation’ emerges from BreachForums ashes

A major BreachForums user has announced a revamped platform sporting a new moniker less than a week after the forum was taken down by global law enforcement.

user icon Daniel Croft
Mon, 20 May 2024
New and improved ‘Breach Nation’ emerges from BreachForums ashes
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In a post on his X, infamous threat actor and notable BreachForums user USDoD announced Breach Nation, the replacement for BreachForums.


With one of BreachForums admins, Baphomet, being allegedly arrested by the FBI, USDoD has said that he will lead the new Breach Nation, already managing two servers.

“Ladies & gentlemen, prepare for landing

“Fasten your seat belts, thank you for flying USDoD Airlines

“Oh and me, call me the captain, DoD

“So, together we stand, divided we fall

“United we form Breach Nation and take on all,” the threat actor said

Breach Nation is expected to launch in early July, according to the post.

“The new domains will be http://breachnation.io and http://databreached.io, with a planned launch date of July 4, 2024, coinciding with Independence Day,” USDoD said.

The recently taken down BreachForums was referred to by many as BreachForums V2 after it had been taken down once before, with its admin Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, who acted under the name “Pompompurin”, arrested and charged in March last year.

USDoD is attempting to draw the former BreachForums user base to his own new platform, of which he is the sole administrator and staff member.

“As you may know, the BF V2 community has grown to 150,000 members. Unlike the previous owner, I am not driven by profit. As a token of goodwill, the first 200,000 users will receive the latest upgraded version of the member rank,” USDoD said.

“There are others, such as ShinyHunters [the other BreachForums admin alongside Baphomet] and his team, who plan to create their own forum. However, I urge you to consider ShinyHunters past performance on BF V2 before making a decision.

“Why should you join a new forum led by a team that have a poor stats on his forum he owned? Instead, consider giving a chance to someone who genuinely cares, loves the work, has proven their value, and has worked their way to the top without the luxury of an unlimited budget.

“I am here to lead, and whether you like it or not, I am determined to succeed, even without the support of the former staff.

“My goal is to revive the community and provide opportunities for everyone. I am not affiliated with the old staff, but I promise to do a better job and keep the legacy alive.

“I am not concerned with who is in charge at the Department of Justice or who the FBI director is. My focus is on keeping the system running.”

As USDoD alludes to, another platform appears to be forming out of Breach Forums’ demise.

A telegram channel called Jacuzzi 2.0 has appeared and already has over 4,000 members, who appear to be BreachForums refugees, including prolific threat actor IntelBroker.

There are also two more Jacuzzi 2.0 channels, in which ShinyHunters announced Baphomet’s arrest.

Outside of this, not much is known about Jacuzzi 2.0.

Daniel Croft

Daniel Croft

Born in the heart of Western Sydney, Daniel Croft is a passionate journalist with an understanding for and experience writing in the technology space. Having studied at Macquarie University, he joined Momentum Media in 2022, writing across a number of publications including Australian Aviation, Cyber Security Connect and Defence Connect. Outside of writing, Daniel has a keen interest in music, and spends his time playing in bands around Sydney.

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