Police arrested two males within the Netherlands and Northern Eire suspected of attempting to promote some 12 billion stolen consumer names and passwords by way of a web-based web site, Dutch police stated Friday.
A 22-year-old man was arrested within the japanese Dutch metropolis of Arnhem when police raided his home on a tip-off by a Dutch cyber crime unit working with Britain’s Nationwide Crime Company, the FBI and the German police.
A second suspect, additionally aged 22, was arrested in Northern Eire, Dutch police stated in a press release.
Throughout the raid in Arnhem police discovered skilled tools which made it potential to promote the suspects’ provided companies by way of the ‘We leak data’ web site,” police stated.
The Dutch suspect “is concerned within the possession and providing hacked consumer names and passwords and performed a facilitating position with regard to cyber crime,” legislation brokers added.
When searched by AFP Friday the web site displayed a disclaimer saying: “This area has been seized” by the FBI along with the opposite European legislation enforcement businesses.
Dutch police declined to offer additional info, saying the investigation was ongoing.
WeLeakInfo.com allegedly provided limitless entry to all info on its website for 2 a day or 25 a month, the NOS public broadcaster stated.
The knowledge was a group of leaks and stolen passwords from fashionable web sites and apps equivalent to LinkedIn and MyFitnessPal.
“In concept, you possibly can search a whole bunch and even 1000’s of leaked passwords to try to achieve entry to folks’s emails, their social media and different accounts,” the NOS stated.
Dutch and British police in 2018 led an operation through which they shut down an internet site linked to greater than 4 million cyber assaults world wide.