Saturday, July 13, 2024

Admin of E-Root Marketplace was Arrested for RDP & SSH Passwords

Sandu Diaconu (31, Moldova) has been sentenced to extradition and removal from the United Kingdom for his role in administering the E-Root Marketplace.

This online platform was operational for several years and facilitated the sale of access to compromised computers globally. Diaconu, as the marketplace’s administrator, was found guilty of crimes associated with his actions.

According to the Department of Justice press release, Moldova has been charged with access device and computer fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and access device fraud, together with a sealed co-defendant. 

The E-Root Marketplace had its domain name seized by Moldova. Following his arrest by the United Kingdom, he was ordered by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court to be extradited to the United States to face pending charges.


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E-marketplace is an online platform that connects buyers and sellers, allowing third-party sellers to market and sell their products on the platform and invoice the customer for a purchase directly.

On E-Root, purchasers could look for stolen RDP and SSH credentials or other types of computer access by selecting relevant keywords and filtering results by price, location, ISP, and OS. 

In the investigation, more than 350,000 compromised computer credentials are listed for sale on the Marketplace. 

Ransomware attacks targeted many victims, and some of the stolen credentials advertised on the Marketplace were tied to tax fraud schemes based on stolen identities.

An indictment is simply a formal allegation that a person has violated one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is assumed innocent until and until proven guilty.

The incident in question led to a verdict of 20 years of imprisonment in a federal correctional facility in Moldova.

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