Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Russian Hacker Jailed for Running a Darkweb Market Place that Sells Stolen Credit card Details

The Russian citizen Kirill Victorovich Firsov has been sentenced to jail by the Southern District Court of California, and Firsov has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

According to the report, Firsov has been running a Dark web market, that provides all kinds of services to different cybercriminals. And not only that even the court affirmed that Firsov has been selling all the personal data regarding the credit cards, phone numbers, and social security numbers.

Apart from all this, the US Department of Justice also claimed that Firsov has been operating this illegal working website since October 2013. After investigating the report pronounced that nearly 3 thousand active stores with around a total of 17 million of turnover.

Hacker Jailed for Running a Darkweb Market Place

On March 7 in New York Firsov got arrested, and after that, he continues to be held in custody by the security authorities. Here, the US department stated that all the data that has been collected by Kirill Viktorovich Firsov is used for all criminal purposes.

Not only this but the US department of justice also claimed that the website that was being operated by Firsov was named “Deer[.]io, and hosted more than 24,000 online stores on a basis of subscription, which has a different course in its lifetime. 

The platform hosted approximately 3,000 active shops with sales exceeding $17 million. 

Moreover, the law enforcement has detected some stolen accounts that were on sale, the accounts include different names, addresses, telephone numbers, and Social Security numbers. 

To know all the key details of Firsov, the FBI purchased some accounts from the website. And on March 4, 2020, the FBI has acquired 1100 gamer accounts, after that on March 5, 2020, the FBI acquired the personal information of over 3,600 US citizens.

After purchasing different accounts, the FBI came to know that there are many victims that belong from the US and Europe. The supervising US District Judge Cynthia Bashant noted that Firsov has previously spent 15 months in the US prison system, while the severe COVID-19 pandemic mopped the whole world. 

Firsov was charged for “Unauthorized Solicitation of Access Devices,” on January 21, 2021, and it’s a charge for which any criminal can get a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison or a hefty fine of $250,000.

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