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#1 2023-03-18 20:42:26

thrive
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Registered: 2023-01-04
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Famous BreachForums mastermind Pompompurin is revealed and detained

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US law coercion has detained a New York man suspected of running the notorious hacker forum BreachForum under the online alias "Pompompurin".

The development, first reported by Bloomberg Law, comes after News 12 Westchester reported earlier this week that federal investigators "spent several hours in and out of the Peekskill home."

"At one point, investigators were seen taking bags of evidence out of the house," the New York-based local news organization added.

According to an affidavit filed with the FBI, the suspect identified himself as Connor Brian Fitzpatrick and admitted to being the owner of the BreachForum website. "When I arrested the defendant on March 15, 2023, he told me in substance and in part: (a) his name was Connor Brian Fitzpatrick; (b) he used the alias 'pompompurin'; (c) he was the owner and operator of a company called BreachForum." said FBI Special Agent John Longmire.

Fitzpatrick was charged with one count of conspiracy to solicit persons to sell unauthorized access devices. The defendant was released a day later on a $300,000 bond co-signed by his parents and is scheduled to appear in the Eastern District of Virginia on March 24, 2023.

In addition to being prohibited from obtaining passports or other international travel documents, Fitzpatrick was restricted from having access to his associates and from using drugs or other controlled substances unless prescribed by a licensed physician. BreachForums emerged last year, three weeks after coordinated law enforcement took control of RaidForums in March 2022.

"In the threat actor's congratulatory post, 'pompompurin' stated that it created BreachForums as a replacement for RaidForums, but that it is 'not affiliated with RaidForums in any way,'" cybersecurity firm Flashpoint said at the time.

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#2 2023-03-24 14:51:58

misha220
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Registered: 2023-03-23
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Re: Famous BreachForums mastermind Pompompurin is revealed and detained

Let's hope people can sleep peacefully now

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