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1/17/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches

The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.

The domain name weleakinfo.com has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigations as part of an international law enforcement effort involving agencies from the U.S. and Europe. A seizure banner now appears when visitors try to gain access to the site.

Weleakinfo claimed to have more than 12 billion records containing personal information gleaned from more than 10,000 data breaches. The site offered subscriptions with terms of 24 hours to a year, offering the ability to search for and download information on specific individuals or types of accounts.

Two individuals in the Netherlands and Ireland have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the site's operations. Law enforcement agencies have requested additional information from individuals with knowledge of the site and its operators.

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