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Owner of BreachForums Pleads Guilty to Cybercrime and Child Pornography Charges

July 18, 2023

Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, the owner of the now-defunct BreachForums website, has pleaded guilty to charges related to his operation of the cybercrime forum as well as having child pornography images.

The development, first reported by last week, comes nearly four months after Fitzpatrick (aka pompompurin) was formally charged in the U.S. with conspiracy to commit access device fraud and possession of child pornography.

BreachForums, launched in March 2022, operated as an illegal marketplace that allowed its members to trade hacked or stolen databases, enabling other criminal actors to gain unauthorized access to target systems. It was shut down in March 2023 shortly after Fitzpatrick’s arrest in New York.

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