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FBI Says It Arrested BreachForums Mastermind "Pompompurin"

Agents Say NY Man Ran the Popular Successor to Forum Shuttered in April 2022 Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • March 18, 2023

Federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of criminal underground forum BreachedForums, tracing him to a small town in New York's Hudson Valley.

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FBI agents say Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, resident of Peekskill, confessed to being "pompompurin," owner of BreachForum, an English language successor to a hacking forum shuttered by federal law enforcement in April 2022.

"When I arrested the defendant on March 15, 2023, he stated to me in substance and in part that: a) his name was Conor Brian Fitzpatrick; b) he used the alias "Pompompurin/" and c) he was the owner and administrator of "BreachForums/" the data breach website referenced in the Complaint," wrote to John Longmire, special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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