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Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen private information of US citizens online
A Russian citizen is jailed for 30 months for his role in selling stolen credit-based card information as well as other data familiar with fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, from Moscow, acted as being the administrator of an internet site that provided stolen private data and various 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 approximately 2,000 illicit online shops making approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, as well as the private data of US citizens not limited by names, current addresses, cell phone numbers, as well as times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io premiered who are only October 2013 and was power down following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation in which the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts and the private data for 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 working platform for stolen US accounts and data,” the release reads.
“Eventhough it sold stolen accounts, deer.io hasn’t been cloaked in secrecy and required no special password for access, because everything was depletes Russia, and American law enforcement officials could gain no foothold.”
‘Sending a message’
“The FBI will pursue cybercriminals throughout the world Market url, justbrokenstuff.com – https://justbrokenstuff.com/user/profile/362370,,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Suzanne Turner.
“Today’s sentence sends some text – conducting criminal activity external the United States does not necessarily mean you will be away from reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors from the cyber-sphere, where ever they operate, and try to bring the crooks to justice inside a United States court.”
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