The Maza forum, notorious for its exchange of criminal data, has been cracked and hackers have revealed account details. It concerns almost three thousand users whose contact details have been uncovered.
The leaked data of Maza users includes 2,982 accounts with user IDs, names, email addresses, obfuscated passwords, certificate details and contact information related to ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, MSN and Skype. Both Bleeping Computer and Flashpoint report this .
The forum’s hackers have posted a warning in English and Russian on a TOR site, addressed to Maza members, that their data is out on the street. It is not known who is responsible for the squat.
The origins of Maza, or Mazafuka, can be traced back to 2003 and since then the platform has evolved as one of the most notorious places where criminals exchange information about fraud, ransomware, credit card theft and other cybercrimes. Users also offer services for this.
Maza, where discussions mainly take place in Russian, requires users to create a certificate with password in addition to a username and password to log in. The passwords for these certificates have also appeared online, but the certificates themselves have not, according to Bleeping Computer.
The hack is one in a series of attacks against cyber criminals on platforms. In February, the platform for the Verified community was taken over from cyber criminals, and Club2Crd for exchanging credit card information for fraud was also under attack, with members’ money stolen and moderator accounts hijacked. In addition, discussion platform Dread, also known as the ‘Reddit of the darknet’, had to endure attacks in February.