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August 25, 2021 at 12:47 am #89483freddiegswGuest
Deer.io takedown: Russian citizen jailed for selling stolen personal data of US citizens online
A Russian citizen may be jailed for 30 months for his role in selling stolen bank card information as well as other data employed to fuel further criminal activity.
Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 30, from Moscow, acted because the administrator of an internet site . that provided stolen personal information along with services to use 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 a projected 2,000 illicit online retailers making approximately $17 million during its seven-year operation.
It sold information including gamer account logins, as well as the personal information of US citizens not on a names, current addresses, cell phone numbers, possibly at times Social Security numbers.
Deer.io was introduced as early as October 2013 and world market url was banned following Firsov’s arrest in March 2020 after an operation where the FBI purchased 1,100 gamer accounts and also the private data over 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 the woking platform for stolen US accounts and data,” the making reads.
“Community . sold stolen accounts, deer.io isn’t cloaked in secrecy and required no special password for access, because everything was run out of Russia, and American police officers could gain no foothold.”
‘Sending a message’
“The FBI will pursue cybercriminals worldwide,” 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 beyond reach.
“The FBI will identify and pursue criminal actors while in the cyber-sphere, regardless of where they operate, and work to bring those to justice inside a United States court.”