Defiant Tech Inc., the company behind the LeakedSource.com website, pleaded guilty in Canada.
The LeakedSource website was launched in late 2015, in January 2017 the popular data breach notification website has been raided by feds.
In December 2017, the Canadian man Jordan Evan Bloom (27) was charged with data leak of 3 billion hacked accounts, the man was running a website to collect personal data and login credentials from the victims.
The man was charged as part of an investigation dubbed “Project Adoration,” aiming at trafficking in personal data, unauthorized use of computers, and possession of an illicitly obtained property.
The RCMP alleges that Bloom was the administrators of the LeakedSource.com website that operated through his company Defiant Tech.
For $2 a day, a subscriber at LeakedSource, had the possibility to obtain the details on individuals by entering his email address or username. LeakedSource was also cracking the associated passwords when it was possible. The website was very popular among the users of the HackForums.net.
“A guilty plea was entered in court today by Defiant Tech Inc., to the charges of Trafficking In Identity Information and Possession of Property Obtained By
“LeakedSource.com had a database of approximately three billion personal identity records and associated passwords that could be purchased for a small fee. Defiant
The arrest of Bloom is the result of a joint effort of Canadian authorities,
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Defiant Tech made around CAN$247,000 (US$183,000) from his illegal activities.
“We are pleased with this latest development,” said Superintendent Mike Maclean, Officer in Charge Criminal Operations of the RCMP National Division. “I am immensely proud of this outcome as combatting cybercrime is an operational priority for us.”
According to the experts, Bloom didn’t operate the website alone, at least another US citizen was involved, but none was charged for this.