DOJ: Now-Shuttered Site Sold Data Obtained from 10,000 data breaches
The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI announced that it has seized three domains after an international investigation that found these domains selling stolen personal information and providing access to conduct distributed denial-of-service attack on victim networks.
The three seized internet domain names include weleakinfo.to and two related domain names, ipstress.in and ovh-booter.com.
“Today, the FBI and the Department stopped two distressingly common threats: websites trafficking in stolen personal information and sites which attack and disrupt legitimate internet businesses,” says Matthew M. Graves, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. “Cybercrime often crosses national borders. Using strong working relationships with our international law enforcement partners, we will address crimes like these that threaten privacy, security, and commerce around the globe.”
The site operated as a database and search engine, with the stolen data indexed so that users could search the files and information “illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing seven billion indexed records – including, for example, names, email addresses, usernames, phone numbers, and passwords for online accounts,” the DOJ…