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Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen information that is personal of US citizens online
A Russian citizen have been jailed for 30 months for his role in selling stolen charge card information as well as other data employed to fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, World market darknet – http://gamerwellness.org/community/profile/vaniadivine732/ from Moscow, acted because administrator of a web site that provided stolen personal data along with services for 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 a projected 2,000 illicit online shops generating approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, as well as the private information of US citizens not on a names, current addresses, telephone numbers, and also at times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io was already released as small as October 2013 and was turn off following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation when the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts along with the private data more than 3,600 Americans.
The prosecutor asserted that Firsov knew deer.io was selling stolen and counterfeit accounts when he built the platform.
“Also, deer.io was easily searchable, so anyone – including Firsov – could search the working platform for stolen US accounts and information,” the production reads.
“Eventhough it sold stolen accounts, deer.io isn’t cloaked in secrecy and required no special password for access, because everything was run out of Russia, and American the police could gain no foothold.”
‘Sending a message’
“The FBI will pursue cybercriminals across the globe,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Suzanne Turner.
“Today’s sentence sends a phone message – conducting criminal activity from external the United States doesn’t mean you are beyond reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors inside the cyber-sphere, no matter where they operate, and try to bring the theifs to justice within a United States court.”
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