Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

OPSEC failures of Pompompurin

Someone asked me for a TLDR on the OPSEC failures of Pompompurin, the Breached forums administrator that got arrested few days ago.

  • Logging in from his real IP: The court documents show that he logged in to the RaidForums as well as Breached forums from his own IP without using any kind of proxy or VPN.
  • Using his real name and email address while talking with RaidForums Administrator: Such a silly fuck-up he did was in a conversation between him and omnipotent.
  • Using same email address everywhere: Pompompurin’s email address was the registered email address on RaidForums. He also distributed this email address quite often among other people on the forum. He used the same email address to register to a Zoom account.

No wonder he got arrested.