Supposed BreachForums owner ‘Pompompurin’ detained on cybercrime charges

Hacker arrest

U.S. police detained on Wednesday a New york city guy thought to be Pompompurin, the owner of the BreachForums hacking online forum.

According to court files, he was charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain people to offer unapproved gain access to gadgets.

Throughout the arrest, the accused presumably confessed that his genuine name was Connor Brian Fitzpatrick which he was Pompourin, the owner of the Breach Forums cybercrime online forum.

” When I detained the accused on March 15, 2023, he mentioned to me in compound and in part that: a) his name was Conor Brian FitzPatrick; b) he utilized the alias “pompourin,” and c) he was the owner and administrator of “BreachForums,” the information breach site referenced in the Grievance,” FBI Unique Representative John Longmire states.

Fitzpatrick was launched on Thursday on a $300,000 bond and will appear in the District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia on March 24, as initially reported by Bloomberg

Till his look in court, the accused has actually surrendered his files and will just be permitted to take a trip within the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York City and the Eastern District of Virginia for court functions. He is likewise limited from getting in touch with witnesses, codefendants, or coconspirators.

Pompompourin BreachForums profile
Pompompourin’s BreachForum profile last checked out on March 15 (BleepingComputer)

While the believed owner of BreachForums is away, an online forum admin stated that the website would continue to run in its present capability.

The admin included that they have complete access to the website’s facilities and will continue to run the online forum.

Who is Pompompurin?

Pompompurin has actually been a widely known gamer in a cybercriminal underground dedicated to breaching business and offering or dripping taken information through online forums and social networks. He was likewise a prominent member of the RaidForums cybercrime online forum.

After the FBI took RaidForums in 2022, Pompourin produced a brand-new online forum called ‘BreachForums’ to fill deep space.

It has actually considering that ended up being the biggest information leakage online forum of its kind, typically utilized by hackers and ransomware gangs to leakage taken information.

Recently, BreachForums was utilized by a risk star to try to offer the individual information of U.S. political leaders that was taken in a breach on D.C. Health Link, a doctor for U.S. Home members, their personnel, and their households.

While BreachForums ended up being a force in cybercrime by itself, Pompompurin has actually likewise been associated with numerous prominent business breaches.

These breaches consist of sending out phony cyberattack e-mails utilizing a defect in the FBI’s Police Business Website (LEEP), taking client information from Robinhood, and presumably utilizing a bug to verify the e-mail addresses of 5.4 million Twitter users.

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