A 34-year-old British citizen has been indicted in the US for running a site called the Dark Web Marketplace. real Specializes in selling hacking tools and stolen login credentials.
Daniel Kayhas spun pseudonyms such as Popopret, Bestbuy, UserL0ser, and Spdrman, and has been charged with five counts of access device fraud and one count of money laundering conspiracy.
Kay was indicted in April 2021 and subsequently agreed to extradition from Cyprus to the United States in September 2022.
“While living abroad, the defendant allegedly operated an illegal website that enabled the purchase of hacking tools and login credentials, including one for U.S. government agencies.” Said US Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan.
According to court documents, realUntil its closure in 2016, it served as a marketplace for illicit items, including US government computers, bank accounts, and stolen account logins for social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn.
Also peddled through the portal were credit card information, personal data, botnets, hacking tools, illegal drugs, and weapons, by vendors with their own profile pages offering ranking options. It was on sale.
Some of the U.S. government computers whose credentials were allegedly sold by Kaye belong to the U.S. Postal Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the United States Navy.
Kay is previously arrested He was arrested by British law enforcement in February 2017 and sentenced to 32 months in prison in January 2019 for attacking an African phone company that took Liberia offline in 2016.
“[Kaye] We ran a botnet using a modified Mirai variant that spreads via a zero-day exploit,” said security researcher Marcus Hutchins. I got it in a series of tweets. “Some of the DDoS attacks we observed peaked at over 1 Tbps.”
Additionally, the indictment alleges that Kay acquiesced to one or more people going by the name “thedarkoverlord” to sell Social Security numbers, mixing services like Bitmixer.io to sell cryptocurrency. accusing it of laundering its earnings and covering up money trails.
FBI Special Agent for Atlanta Keri Farley said: “This case is a testament to our commitment to working with international partners to hold criminals accountable, regardless of their cyber fraud or geographic location. This is an example of the lasting determination of