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Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen private data of US citizens online
A Russian citizen has become jailed for 30 months for his role in selling stolen charge card information and various data helpful to fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, from Moscow, acted because the administrator of a web site that provided stolen private data as well as other services to use for cybercrime, a US Department of Justice release states.
One-stop cybercrime platform
As previously reported by The Daily Swig, the now-defunct website – Deer.io – hosted approximately 2,000 illicit internet vendors which made approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, as well as information that is personal of US citizens not tied to names, current addresses, cell phone numbers, possibly at times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io was introduced as small as October 2013 and was power down following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation where the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts and the private information over 3,600 Americans.
The prosecutor asserted that Firsov knew deer.io was selling stolen and counterfeit accounts because built the platform.
“Also, deer.io was easily searchable, so anyone – including Firsov – could search the platform for stolen US accounts and information,” the production reads.
“Eventhough it sold stolen accounts, deer.io has not been cloaked in secrecy and required no special password for access, because everything was uses up Russia, and American law enforcement officials could gain no foothold.”
‘Sending a message’
“The FBI will pursue cybercriminals worldwide,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Suzanne Turner.
“Today’s sentence sends a phone message – conducting criminal activity from outside the United States does not necessarily mean you will be outside of reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors in the cyber-sphere, no matter where they operate, and world market darknet – http://www.swecore.se/earfist/gb/index.php?do=basic%3Eyyzgig work to bring these phones justice within a United States court.”
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