Recent reports have revealed that LeakedSource, the site that tracked and monitored some of the biggest data breaches since 2015, has now been shut down.
In a post on OGFlip, it was explained that LeakedSource had allegedly been shut down after a law enforcement agency (the specific agency has not been confirmed) had raided the site, confiscated its servers and placed it under federal investigation.
Now removed and re-posted on Pastebin, the announcement also revealed that the owner of LeakedSource had not been arrested.
The post reads: “Yeah you heard it here first. Sorry for all you kids who don’t have all your own Databases.
“Leakedsource is down forever and won’t be coming back. Owner raided early this morning. Wasn’t arrested, but all SSD’s got taken, and Leakedsource servers got subpoena’d and placed under federal investigation.
“If somehow he recovers from this and launches LS again, then I’ll be wrong. But I am not wrong. Also, this is not a troll thread.”
In November last year, LeakedSource announced the news that FriendFinder Networks had been breached, with the details of over 412m users hacked in one of the largest data breaches ever.
LeakedSource has reported on a number of online dating-related leaks – breaking news that Shadi.com had been hacked, a data set containing 2,035,020 records being stolen, and that a large cache of online dating data was being traded online.
LeakedSource allowed anyone to access its database of information for a small fee, and although there has not been confirmation of it being shut down, the link to the site now leads to a “service unavailable” message.