FBI seizes domains tied to stolen records, DDoS services

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Jun 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

The FBI and Justice Department said Tuesday they had seized the domain of a search engine service that claimed to offer users the ability to scour billions of records of personal data from more than 10,000 data breaches, effectively shutting down the criminal operation.

The site, weleakinfo.to, offered a subscription service where customers could access personal information leaked in data breaches, including names, email addresses, usernames, phone numbers and passwords for online accounts. Such information is valuable to cybercriminals looking to commit identity fraud and financial crimes.

Visitors to the seized websites will now see this warning (credit: Justice Department)

U.S. authorities seized a related website, weleakinfo.com, in 2020. The site boasted more than 12 billion personal records and also offered a monitoring feature to alert customers if their data showed up in the database.

One of the original site’s operators was sentenced to two years in prison in the Netherlands last year. The unnamed Dutch suspect said that he did not create the site but joined it in early 2016 as an administrator, The Record reported.

Agents also seized two domains, ipstress.in and ovh-booter.com, that offered to conduct “DDoS,”

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