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February 15, 2017

Who Ran Leakedsource.com?

This post was originally published on this siteLate last month, multiple news outlets reported that unspecified law enforcement officials had seized the servers for Leakedsource.com, perhaps the largest online collection of usernames and passwords leaked or stolen in some of the worst data breaches — including billions of credentials for accounts at top sites like LinkedIn, Myspace, and Yahoo. In a development that could turn out to be deeply ironic, it seems that the real-life identity of LeakedSource’s principal owner may have been exposed by many of the same stolen databases he’s been peddling. The now-defunct LeakedSource service. LeakedSource in October 2015 began selling […]
January 15, 2018

Canadian Police Charge Operator of Hacked Password Service Leakedsource.com

This post was originally published on this siteCanadian authorities have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Ontario man for allegedly selling billions of stolen passwords online through the now-defunct service Leakedsource.com. The now-defunct Leakedsource service. On Dec. 22, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) charged Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill, Ontario for trafficking in identity information, unauthorized use of a computer, mischief to data, and possession of property obtained by crime. Bloom is expected to make his first court appearance today. According to a statement from the RCMP, “Project Adoration” began in 2016 when the RCMP learned that LeakedSource.com was […]