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    A resident of Mykolaiv infected the server of a well-known American company with a miner virus. In the course of an international police operation, law enforcement officers conducted searches and stopped the activity of the hacker.

    Operatives of the Cyber Police Department and investigators of the Main Investigative Department of the National Police under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General's Office together with colleagues from Europol (the EU law enforcement agency for combating international organized crime) exposed the 29-year-old hacker.

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    Starting in 2021, the man infected the servers of one of the world's largest e-commerce companies. First, the hacker "hacked" 1,500 accounts of the subsidiary company. For this, the attacker used self-developed software for automatic password selection - the so-called "brutforce".

    Using compromised accounts, the hacker gained access to the management of the service. In the future, the person involved created a computer virus-miner for cryptocurrency mining, which secretly infected the company's server equipment. To ensure the operation of the malicious software, the hacker created more than one million virtual computers.

    It was established that for more than two years of criminal activity, the man withdrew almost two million US dollars in cryptocurrency to controlled electronic wallets, which is equivalent to more than 75 million hryvnias.

     

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    With the support of the TOR special unit, law enforcement officers conducted authorized searches in the suspect's premises on the territory of Mykolaiv.

    Computer equipment, bank and SIM cards, electronic media and other evidence of illegal activity were seized.

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    On the territory of the Netherlands, Europol established a special working group and a VCP (Virtual Command Point) for the urgent analysis of information received during investigative actions on the territory of Ukraine. Europol provided assistance in blocking the electronic wallets of the person involved with the assets on them.

    Investigators of the Main Investigative Department of the National Police have opened criminal proceedings under Part 5 of Art. 361 (Unauthorized interference in the work of information (automated), electronic communication, information and communication systems, electronic communication networks) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

    Investigative actions are ongoing with the aim of establishing possible accomplices of the figure and his involvement in pro-Russian hacker groups. Based on the results, additional qualification is possible.

    Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine

    Source : https://cyberpolice.gov.ua/news/zavdav-providnij-svitovij-kompaniyi-sotni-miljoniv-zbytkiv-kiberpolicziya-ta-slidchi-naczpolu-vykryly-xakera-2238/

     


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