The court document described the disturbing content as “videos depicting prepubescent minors and minors who had not attained 12 years of age engaging in s**ually explicit conduct.”
Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, known by his online aliases Pompompurin and Pom, a 2021 graduate of Peekskill High School, was arrested in March 2023, for his involvement in operating the notorious hacker and cybercriminal platform called BreachForums. The arrest has also revealed a disturbing link to another illegal activity involving child abuse images.
Court documents (PDF) seen by Hackread.com shed light on the dark secrets hidden within Fitzpatrick’s digital possessions. It has been discovered that his devices contained over 600 explicit images of child abuse, leading him to plead guilty in court.
The court document described the disturbing content as “videos depicting prepubescent minors and minors who had not attained 12 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”
The trial for Pompompurin, as he is known online, is scheduled to commence on November 17th. However, he is subject to strict restrictions, including no access to computers, no contact with minors, no browsing of websites focused on data leaks and no usage of virtual private networks (VPNs).
It is worth noting that the arrest of Fitzpatrick came in the wake of the apprehension of Diogo Santos Coelho, the owner and administrator of Raid Forums in the United Kingdom. BreachForums, which emerged as a reincarnation of Raid Forums, was seized by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) in their crackdown against cybercriminal activities.
Despite the intervention, a new version of BreachForums has recently resurfaced, now under the control of the infamous ShinyHunters group.
BreachForums and its predecessor, Raid Forums, have long been known as platforms where hackers and cybercriminals gather to exchange stolen data, hacking techniques, and illicit tools.
These forums have been a cause of concern for law enforcement agencies worldwide due to their role in facilitating various cybercrimes, including data breaches and identity theft.
The emergence of a new incarnation of BreachForums, led by the notorious ShinyHunters group, raises alarm bells for cybersecurity experts. The ShinyHunters group has been involved in high-profile cyberattacks, often targeting corporations, government entities, and financial institutions. Their expertise and influence within the hacking community make them a formidable force to reckon with.
As the trial of Conor Brian Fitzpatrick approaches, many await the legal proceedings with a sense of urgency. The case not only highlights the dangers posed by cybercriminal forums but also sheds light on the dark underbelly of illegal activities involving child abuse imagery.
Hackread.com will continue to closely follow this case and provide updates as more information becomes available.
Note: Hackread.com encourages readers to report any suspicious online activities related to child abuse imagery to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
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