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Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen information that is personal of US citizens online
A Russian citizen has been jailed for 30 months for his role in selling stolen bank card information and other data utilized to fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, from Moscow, acted as being the administrator of a website that provided stolen private information as well as other services to get 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 nearly 2,000 illicit internet vendors generating approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, plus the private information of US citizens not limited by names, current addresses, contact numbers, at times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io premiered who are only October 2013 and was turn off following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation during which the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts as well as the sensitive information upwards of 3,600 Americans.
The prosecutor asserted that Firsov knew deer.io was selling stolen and counterfeit accounts as they built the platform.
“Also, deer.io was easily searchable, so anyone – including Firsov – could search the woking platform for stolen US accounts and knowledge,” the production reads.
“Community . sold stolen accounts, deer.io isn’t cloaked in secrecy and required no special password for access, because everything was deplete all of your Russia, and American the police could gain no foothold.”
‘Sending a message’
“The FBI will pursue cybercriminals across the world market onion (more about www.computers.sblinks.net – http://www.computers.sblinks.net/out/book-shop-stop/),” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Suzanne Turner.
“Today’s sentence sends a phone message – conducting criminal activity from external the United States does not mean that you are away from reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors inside the cyber-sphere, wherever they operate, and try to bring these to justice in a United States court.”
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