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Domain Name Of WeLeakInfo.com Seized By FBI And DOJ


The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI announced Tuesday they had seized domains related to the online sale of stolen personal information and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that can disrupt access to web sites.




Domain Name of WeLeakInfo.com Seized by FBI and DOJ



A joint investigation involving the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom helped take down the WeLeakInfo site, which the Justice Department says sold billions of stolen usernames, passwords and other data. U.S. Department of Justice hide caption


The two suspects, both 22, were arrested Wednesday in Northern Ireland and The Netherlands, according to U.K.'s National Crime Agency. It says British authorities have been investigating weleakinfo.com since August and that users with malicious intent could pay as little as $2 per day for access to data from breaches in the U.S., Germany and the U.K.


"We know that weleakinfo.com formed an extremely valuable part of a cyber criminals toolkit," Shorrock said. "This significant criminal website has now been shut down as a result of an international investigation involving law enforcement agencies from five countries."


The weleakinfo.to domain claimed to provide access to seven billion records containing personal information such as names, phone numbers, usernames, email addresses, and passwords, allegedly obtained from more than 10,000 data breaches.


It has been just a couple of months since the authorities seized the infamous cybercrime portal Raidforums and arrested its alleged owner Diogo Santos Coelho. Now, in a press release, the DoJ and the FBI announced the seizure of three domains- weleakinfo.to, ipstress.in, and ovh-booter.com that the cybercriminals used for trading stolen personal information and offering DDoS for hire service.


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On Thursday, the Justice Department announced(Opens in a new window) it had seized the internet domain to WeLeakInfo.com, a site that was cataloging data taken from more than 10,300 data breaches at various companies and websites over the years.


Customers could pay as little as $2 to gain access to the massive trove of data, which was carefully indexed and searchable. In return, subscribers could look up a person's email address to find out what previously leaked passwords, names, phone numbers, and IP addresses had been associated with it.


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