LeakedSource Offline After Reportedly Raided by Federal Authorities
LeakedSource, a for-profit website that notifies consumers about data breaches, has been taken offline and reportedly been raided by federal law enforcement.
ZDNet reported that information about the raid was posted on a virtual markets forum but has since been taken down.
The notice read, “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.”
LeakedSource became a popular source of information last year when it reported hacks to services such as AdultFriendFinder. Before it was shut down, it had indexed more than three billion records. The site has been criticized because it gives subscribers access to breached data, including passwords.
A Justice Department spokesperson would not confirm or deny any allegations when asked by ZDNet. “As a matter of policy, the department generally neither confirms nor denies whether a matter is under investigation,” the spokesperson said.