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Leaked Credentials Service Shuts Down

LeakBase, an online service that provided paid access to leaked credentials, was shut down over the weekend.

The service started selling membership access in September last year, claiming to provide access to two billion credentials that leaked in major hacking incidents. The service received a boost in January 2017, when paid breach notification service LeakedSource went dark.

LeakBase claimed to be providing users with information on leaked credentials to help them better understand the risks hacked information poses and to allow them to remedy the situation.

The leaked credentials, however, were leveraged for financial gain, as LeakBase visitors (the same as LeakedSource) had to pay for using the service. Subscribers were provided access to the entire database of leaked credentials and passwords.

A message posted on LeakBase’s Twitter account on Saturday is informing users that the service has been discontinued. In a subsequent tweet, the service’s operators said they...(continued)

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