The attacker was previously accused of “biggest data theft”
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a hacker in Ivano-Frankivsk, known as “Sanix”. Earlier last year, he caught the attention of world cyber security experts by posting a forum on an announcement about the sale of a database with 773 million email addresses and 21 million unique passwords.
According to the SBU Press Service, in January 2019, The Guardian, Forbes and Newsweek wrote about the hacker, with the Italia 1 channel dedicating the story to him, as the database he had put up for sale was “the biggest theft ever” Is a data array. “
Experts have found that the 87 GB database kept for sale by hackers makes up only a small part of the total amount of data that it has taken. According to the SBU, the hacker had at least seven such stolen and broken password databases, of which the total amount reached about 1 TB. These included data from residents of the European Union and North America, including personal, financial.
Ukraine’s security service has received information that the potential hacker “Sanics” is a Ukrainian, resident of the Ivano-Frankfurt region.
SBU cyber experts obtained information about attacker sales of databases with login and passwords for e-mail accounts, PIN codes for bank cards, crypto-wallets, PayPal accounts, as well as computers that were forwarded to Botnet Was hacked for use and for organizing DDoS attacks. .
During a search at the hacker’s residence, law enforcement officials seized two terabytes of stolen information, phones with evidence of illegal activity and cash from illegal operations in the amount of approximately 190 thousand UAH and computer equipment worth more than $ 3 thousand .
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