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Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen private information of US citizens online
A Russian citizen has been jailed for world market url, uniformesgl.com – http://uniformesgl.com/index.php/component/k2/item/1-make-that-idea-your-life, 30 months for his role in selling stolen plastic card information and various data familiar with fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, from Moscow, acted as being the administrator of a web site that provided stolen information that is personal and other services to be used 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 about 2,000 illicit online shops making it approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, as well as private information of US citizens not tied to names, current addresses, numbers, and also at times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io was published since October 2013 and was turn off following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation in which the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts as well as the personal information upwards of 3,600 Americans.
The prosecutor asserted that Firsov knew deer.io was selling stolen and counterfeit accounts because he built the platform.
“Also, deer.io was easily searchable, so anyone – including Firsov – could search system for stolen US accounts and data,” the making reads.
“Just about the most sold stolen accounts, deer.io wasn’t cloaked in secrecy and required no special password for access, because everything was deplete all of your Russia, and American 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 externally the United States does not necessarily mean that you are from reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors from the cyber-sphere, wherever they operate, and try to bring the theifs to justice in a United States court.”
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