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#cybersecurity | #infosec | WeLeakInfo, the site which sold access to passwords stolen in data breaches, is brought down by the FBI

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FBI seizes control of WeLeakInfo.com which sold passwords stolen in data breaches

Law enforcement agencies have seized control of the domain of WeLeakInfo, a website offering cheap access to billions of personal credentials stolen from approximately 10,000 data breaches.

For as little as $2 per day, anyone could search the controversial website’s database of records and in many instances extract names, email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords. These passwords could then be used by unscrupulous hackers to break into other accounts where users had made the mistake of reusing the same credentials.

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With the seizure of the WeLeakInfo.com domain, the website’s operations are effectively suspended.

Visitors to the WeLeakInfo.com website are now greeted by a message from the various law enforcement agencies who have been investigating the website’s activities.

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A 22-year-old man was arrested by police on Wednesday in Fintona, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, in connection with the website, and another 22-year-old male has been arrested by East Netherland Cyber Crime Unit (Politie) in Arnhem.

According to an NCA press release, the two individuals are suspected by police of having made profits in excess of £200,000 from the site.

Prosecutors are likely to argue that those behind the website were profiting from the unlawful sale of stolen data, and assisting third-parties in also accessing sensitive details.

It’s important to recognise that there is a clear difference between the likes of WeLeakInfo and legitimate services like Troy Hunt’s HaveIBeenPwned.

WeLeakInfo allowed anyone to scoop up the passwords of those involved in a data breach, meaning they could be used in future security breaches.

HaveIBeenPwned, on the other hand, doesn’t store or share anybody’s password – instead the service, which I heartily recommend individuals and organisations sign up for, informs you if your email address has been included in a data breach. And that’s it. The onus is then on you to take steps to protect yourself (which may mean resetting passwords, and ensuring that you are not using the password you use on the hacked website anywhere else).

Authorities say they continue to investigate WeLeakInfo, and one can’t help but wonder if there will be more arrests if the site’s customer details are extracted from the seized infrastructure.

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Police: Students brought gun to Florida school, posed with it in selfies

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Police: Students brought gun to Florida school, posed with it in selfies

Florida police are investigating at least two students who they say brought a gun to their high school and posed for selfies with it before posting the photograph to social media. Read More….

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Hacker who brought down FBI and Home Office websites ‘sorry’

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Hacker who brought down FBI and Home Office websites ‘sorry’

A teenage hacker from Solihull who brought down the FBI and Home Office websites from his bedroom has said that he “honestly regrets” his actions. Charlton Floate, 19, used his internet expertise to target the US and British government sites – but avoided an immediate jail sentence last month. The 19-year-old was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and was ordered to carry out 250 hours of community service. Mr Recorder John Steele QC said that Floate was “highly intelligent” with a deep and clear knowledge of information technology who had taken a lead role in the conspiracy and had recruited others. The self-styled internet and online marketing guru had previously admitted three charges under the Computer Misuse Act and two of possessing prohibited images. The teenager, then aged 16, managed to cripple the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s internet crime complaints centre (IC3) site for more than five hours, by flooding the server with huge amounts of data traffic. Speaking to BBC 5 Live Daily , the reformed hacker expressed deep regret at his actions. He said: “I honestly regret doing that type of thing now. I got caught up in a world that is rather […]

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Greater Manchester Police website brought down by cyber attack from Lithuanian hacker

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A Lithuanian hacker has claimed responsibility for a cyber hack which brought a UK police force website down. The Greater Manchester Police site crashed last night but officers believed it was a minor technical issue and got it back up-and-running. But it went down a second time – and then a mystery Twitter user from Lithuania claimed responsibility, the Manchester Evening News reported . Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the attack to the MEN and described it as ‘an act of internet vandalism’. “We are investigating this and we working with our technical people to get the site up and running again. I would like to reassure people that everything on the website is publicly accessible information. Sensitive data we hold on other systems are not affected by this,” he said. Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/greater-manchester-police-website-brought-6371721

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Teenage hacker brought down the Metropolitan Police computer system – National Cyber Security | National Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – A jobless teenage hacker brought down the Metropolitan Police computer system with a cyber attack which crashed its web site. Jordan Lee Jones brought down the site – used by thousands of officers …

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Teenage hacker brought down the Metropolitan Police computer system

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Teenage hacker brought down the Metropolitan Police computer system

A jobless teenage hacker brought down the Metropolitan Police computer system with a cyber attack which crashed its web site. Jordan Lee Jones brought down the site – used by thousands of officers and civilians every day – by overloaded […]

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