July 27, 2022 7:28 am
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Personal Data of 3 Million BitChute Users Sold on HackForums

Personal data of close to 3 million BitChute users is being sold on a popular hacker forum for a sum of $4,000. The data is sold by a hacker or group of hackers known as Pompompurin.

The threat actor known as “Pompompurin” clams to posses personal data, including passwords, on a total of 2,988,494 BitChute.com users.

Pompompurin is willing to sell the whole database for a sum of $4,000.

Highlights:

  • A hacker known as Pompompurin is selling the personal data – including passwords – of close to 3 million BitChute users
  • Affected data includes usernames, full names, passwords, email addresses, websites, channel descriptions, registration and latest IP address
  • Pompompurin is the same hacker or group of hackers who is suspected to be behind the 2021 FBI hack

The hacker released a sample that after being analyzed suggests that the information and the leak is genuine.

Pompompurin did not disclose how they obtained this data.

Pompompurin is also suspected to be behind the November 2021 FBI data breach.

The breach apparently affects a total of 2,988,494 users of the streaming platform BitChute.

The information includes usernames, full names, passwords, email addresses, websites, channel descriptions, registration and latest IP address, YouTube Channel ID and date joined.

 

We have reached out to BitChute for comments on this data breach.

Pompompurin was behind the November 2021 FBI hack

Pompompurin is a hacker or group of hackers who in the recent past was responsible for a series of high profile hacks and data breaches.

In November 2022, hackers have breached an FBI email server sending out fake emails to over 100,000 recipients in total.

Pompompurin claimed responsibility for this attack in an interview given to security researcher Brian Krebs.

Connection to the 2021 Robinhood data breach

Pompompurin appears also to be responsible to a 2021 high-profile data breach against the trading platform Robinhood.

In November 2021 the popular trading platform Robinhood was hacked. Robinhood released a statement acknowledging the hack and disclosing what type of data was affected.

On November 10, on a popular hacker forum, Pompompurin claimed that Robinhood’s statement was incomplete and the trading company didn’t disclose that ID card data was also affected in the hack.

This hinted towards the possibility that Pompompurin was also responsible for the Robinhood hack.

Contacted by Privacy Affairs, a Robinhood spokesperson confirmed that that ID cards were indeed exposed but affected only a minimal number of individuals.

Robinhood confirming this information indicated that Pompompurin’s claims on the hacker forum appear to be accurate and that he or they were indeed behind the attack.

What is BitChute?

BitChute is an alt-tech video hosting service created in 2017. It is known for hosting video content upload only, Even though they take in 27k a month in donations???

BitChute now censors content almost as bad as Youtube does.

 

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