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Breach Notification Website LeakedSource Allegedly Raided By Feds (csoonline.com) 35

Breach notification service LeakedSource may be permanently shut down after the owner of the site was raided earlier this week. "At the start of the new year, LeakedSource indexed more than 3 billion records," reports CSO Online. "Their collection is the result of information sharing between a number of sources, including those who hacked the data themselves. Access to the full archive requires a membership fee." From the report: On the OGFlip forum Thursday, a user posted vague details about the LeakedSource raid, but Salted Hash has been unable to verify the claims. The U.S. Department of Justice will not comment, refusing to confirm or deny any investigations related to LeakedSource. The operators of the notification service itself have been offline for several days, and the LeakedSource website stopped working late Tuesday evening. The message from OGF reads as follows: âoeLeakedsource is down forever and won't be coming back. Owner raided early this morning. Wasn't arrested, but all SSD's got taken, and Leakedsource servers got subpoena'd and placed under federal investigation. If somehow he recovers from this and launches LS again, then I'll be wrong. But I am not wrong. (sic)"
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Breach Notification Website LeakedSource Allegedly Raided By Feds

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Not surprised they got raided. LeakedSource always seemed to give me a sort of rotten vibe, that something was off. The fact they wanted money upfront and seemed to be double-dealing made me wonder about them. At least Troy Hunt's alternative is both free and seems way more legitimate, if not as comprehensive.

  • Feds got your tongue?

  • Bullshit reporting (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    So a journalist published an article based on a forum post and pastebin link... that sounds about right... modern-day media... go figure. No wonder the term fake news exists.
  • by Bruce66423 ( 1678196 ) on Thursday January 26, 2017 @09:33PM (#53746167)

    The main moral to take from this story is that if you are going to upset people who have legal powers, make sure that your data is held in a way that is beyond their powers to get at. One of the more interesting possibilities lies in the 'Principality of Sealand' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org] whose legal status is... interesting. If your data was there and you upset Uncle Sam enough, would he try to invade - and would the UK let him!!

    • ...If your data was there and you upset Uncle Sam enough, would he try to invade - and would the UK let him!!

      HavenCo has a rather interesting history of trying to host a data center there...

    • Sealand might be a possible replication destination, but I doubt you'd want to actually host there for a number of reasons:
      1) It's dependent on the UK mainland for just about everything (including an internet connection)
      2) If it becomes too much of a problem for the UK government (or their puppet master, like the US), then there'll be an industrial accident where a container ship bumps into it, or the navy dives under it and damages it, or just straight-out blows it up and claims it was a natural disaster o

  • This "breach notification site" SOLD password caches to third parties - and even cracked the password hashes before selling them. Why doesn't the summary mention this? This site sold people's credentials passwords to spammers, fraudsters and other malicious actors: https://arstechnica.co.uk/secu... [arstechnica.co.uk]

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