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BreachForums’ Admin Pleads Guilty, Faces 40 Years in Prison

July 17, 2023

The administrator of the now-defunct BreachForums, a platform known for the illicit sale of stolen data, has pleaded guilty to two counts of hacking and one count of child pornographic possession.

Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, a 20-year-old resident of Peekskill, New York, popularly known under the alias Pompompurin, made nearly $700,000 running the criminal online forum in just under a year. He opened the forum in March 2022 and administered it until federal agents arrested him on March 15, 2023 (see: FBI Says It Arrested BreachForums Mastermind ‘Pompompurin’).

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