The FBI has arrested the person allegedly in charge of the BreachForum online hacking community, as previously reported by Krebs on security And Beeping computer. Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, also known online as “Pompompurin,” was arrested Wednesday at his New York home and charged with conspiracy to commit access device fraud, according to a few by court files.
In an affidavit, the FBI agent involved in the case claims that Fitzpatrick admitted to owning BreachForums at the time of his arrest and identified himself as Pompompurin. Pompompurin created BreachForums after the The FBI seized RaidForumsa similar hacking site that also sold leaked information.
The hacker is involved in a number of breaches, many of which target the FBI. In 2021, Pompompurin took responsibility for a hack that sent thousands of fake cybersecurity alerts from the FBI’s email address, and has also been linked to the breach of Infragardthe FBI’s information-sharing program that aims to raise awareness about physical and digital threats to government organizations and independent businesses.
The hacking forum was recently involved in the DC Health Link breach
Fitzpatrick was released Thursday on $300,000 bail and will appear in court in Virginia on March 24. according to Bloomberg.