The Federal Dresser of Investigations (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they have seized the concern name for weleakinfo.com.
On January 16, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia advertised that the FBI and DOJ had executed a warrant to seize the domain of weleakinfo.com in cooperation with law enforcement mechanisms in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland.
As quoted in a press announcement released by the Department of Justice:
… [T]he seized domain name – weleakinfo.com – is now in the detention of the federal government, effectively suspending the website’s operation. Visitors to the locale will now find a seizure banner that notifies them that the territory name has been seized by federal authorities. The U.S. District Court for the Province of Columbia issued the seizure warrant.
At its peak, weleakinfo.com claimed to use as a search engine that enabled users to illegally obtain casualties’ personal information exposed in over 10,000 data breaches. Those catalogues, which included users’ names, email addresses, phone multitudes and passwords for their web accounts, appeared in over 12 billion narrates indexed on weleakinfo.com.
The site offered users four different paid obligation periods: one day, one week, one month and three months. During those times, subscribers had the capacity to conduct unlimited searches across all security incidents incorporated into the situate’s collections.
The Department of Justice asked anyone with information apropos the website’s operators and/or owners to come forward and file a complaint. In the meantime, Dutch arbiter governments confirmed that they had arrested a 22-year-old individual on suspicion of functioning the site.
This seizure comes more than two years after a house responsible for helping to operate LeakedSource.com, a website which provided pay out subscribers with access to over 3.1 billion compromised facts records, submitted a guilty plea following an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted The cops (RCMP).