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Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen private data of US citizens online
A Russian citizen is jailed for 30 months for his role in selling stolen debit card information and also other data utilized to fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, from Moscow, acted as the administrator of a web site that provided stolen private data and various 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 nearly 2,000 illicit internet retailers and created approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, and also the personal information of US citizens not confined to names, current addresses, contact numbers, possibly at times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io premiered who are only October 2013 and was de-activate following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation through which the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts along with the private information for over 3,600 Americans.
The prosecutor asserted that Firsov knew deer.io was selling stolen and counterfeit accounts as he built the platform.
“Also, deer.io was easily searchable, so anyone – including Firsov – could search the platform for stolen US accounts and knowledge,” the discharge reads.
“Community . sold stolen accounts, deer.io wasn’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 world market onion (ecole-poyat-trevoux.etab.ac-lyon.fr – https://ecole-poyat-trevoux.etab.ac-lyon.fr/spip/spip.php?article15),” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Suzanne Turner.
“Today’s sentence sends a phone message – conducting criminal activity external to the United States doesn’t mean you are beyond reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors within the cyber-sphere, no matter where they operate, and work to bring these to justice within a United States court.”
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