SiegedSec hacker group, a recently emerged player in the dark web hacking scene, has announced the PeerBerry data breach. The group, known for its audacious tactics, is now releasing a trove of data amounting to a staggering 20GB.
This extensive cache encompasses critical information such as admin logs, personally identifiable information (PII), and sensitive investment and financial records.
The PeerBerry data breach was announced by a post on their dark web channel, humorously titled ~ “OMG ITS SIEGEDSEC HOLY LULZ.
In a cheeky tone, they declared their mischievous exploit on the multi-billion-dollar investment giant, citing “its for teh lulz!” as their motivation.
In this context, “its for teh lulz!” is an informal and playful way of saying, “it’s for the laughs” or “it’s for fun.” It suggests that the individuals behind the exploit carried it out for the sheer enjoyment or amusement they derived from it, rather than for any serious or malicious purpose.
PeerBerry data breach claimed by SiegedSec hackers
The SiegedSec hacker group taunted PeerBerry, urging them to fortify their defenses while candidly thanking the developers for what they perceived as a glaring vulnerability. Alongside their proclamation, the threat actors provided a Gofile link, offering a glimpse into the leaked data.
To learn more about this PeerBerry data breach claims, The Cyber Express reached out to the company for an official statement
The company have denied the claims for the PeerBerry data breach and asserted that “cybercriminals are manipulating with an old incident”.
PeerBerry is an online peer-to-peer lending platform connecting borrowers seeking financing with investors looking to lend money.
It acts as an intermediary, allowing borrowers to request loans for various purposes, which are then made available for investors to fund.
Once a loan is fully funded, borrowers receive the requested amount, and investors earn returns through repayments with interest.
Who is the SiegedSec hacker group?
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a slew of new threat actors have emerged. While hacktivist motives targeting Russian entities drive some groups, others exploit the chaos for their personal gains.
The SiegedSec hacker group, a newly formed hacker collective, took center stage just days before the invasion, embracing the tagline, “sieging their victim’s security.” Since announcing its first attack, the group has rapidly escalated its operations, announcing a growing list of victims in recent months.
Evidence suggests that SiegedSec has infiltrated sensitive data and disseminated leaked emails or databases from over 30 companies since its inception in February.
Surprisingly, most of these companies have refrained from publicly acknowledging these breaches, often due to their smaller scale or non-English speaking background.
The group exhibits no discrimination in its targets, ranging across diverse industries and spanning the globe, from healthcare and information technology to insurance, legal, and finance sectors.
The true extent of damage wrought by SiegedSec remains shrouded in mystery, with many of their exploits yet to surface in public news outlets.
However, the leaked data on platforms like their Telegram channel and dark web forums poses a significant threat. This treasure trove of private corporate and personal information could potentially serve as a launchpad for other threat actors seeking unauthorized access.
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