The FBI has arrested the person believed to be responsible for the BreachForums online hacking community, as previously reported by Krebs on safety And beeping computer. Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, also known online as “Pompompurin,” was arrested at his New York home on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit access device fraud, according to a pair of court documents.
In an affidavit, the FBI agent involved in the case says 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 crimes, many of which target the FBI. In 2021, Pompompurin took responsibility for a hack that sent thousands of fake FBI email address cybersecurity warningsand is also related at the Infragard Breachthe FBI’s information-sharing program that aims to raise awareness of physical and digital threats to government organizations and independent businesses.
The hacking forum was recently implicated in the breach of DC Health Link
Fitzpatrick was released on $300,000 bond on Thursday and will appear in court in Virginia on March 24. according Bloomberg.