May 192019
 May 19, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

The Canadian Press reports:

The RCMP says a Canadian-based company that peddled an illicit trove of 1.5 billion user names and associated passwords has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

In a news release, the Mounties say Defiant Tech Inc. admitted in court Friday to trafficking in identity information and possession of property obtained by crime a year after charges were laid in the probe.

The investigation began three years ago, when the RCMP learned the website LeakedSource was being hosted on servers in Quebec.

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