DOJ says ‘millions’ of US citizens victimized by BreachForums administrator

  • Saturday, 25th March, 2023
  • 08:22am

The Justice Department is accusing the administrator of popular cybercriminal platform BreachForums of facilitating access to the sensitive personal information of millions of U.S. citizens.

Conor Fitzpatrick, a 20-year-old arrested last week in Peekskill, New York for allegedly operating as BreachForums administrator pompompurin, appeared in a Virginia court for the first time on Friday.

He faces one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted.

According to the Justice Department, BreachForums had more than 340,000 members before it was taken offline. As of Jan. 11, the database section of the platform had 888 datasets consisting of over 14 billion individual records.

 

More:  https://therecord.media/breachforums-affidavit-conor-fitzpatrick-doj-fbi

 

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