In Texas, a Russian Man Is Charged With Selling Thousands of Stolen Passwords via an Online Marketplace

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According to the Eastern District of Texas Attorney, a Russian native has been indicted in Texas for selling thousands of stolen passwords and login information on an internet cybercrime marketplace.

Igor Dekhtyarchuk, a 23-year-old Russian resident and native, has been accused of operating an online “Marketplace A” where he allegedly sold “thousands of stolen login credentials, personally identifiable information, and authentication tools” since May 2018, according to a news release issued by the Department of Justice on Wednesday.

According to the indictment, Dekhtyarchuk offered access to over 48,000 hijacked email accounts and over 39,000 compromised online accounts through his Marketplace, which has around 5,000 daily visits.

 

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Dekhtyarchuk first surfaced on hacker forums in November 2013 as “Floraby” and began promoting the sale of hacked account data in May 2018.

Marketplace According to the New York Post, acted as a “carding shop” in the cybercriminal realm, allowing clients to purchase access to different compromised devices, including internet and credit card accounts for the same victim.

According to the news statement, Dekhtyarchuk also sold his customers access to the compromised company in seven-day rental increments using a downloadable software tool dubbed “[Company A] Auth 1.0.”

Dekhtyarchuk’s name has been put to the FBI’s list of Cyber Most Wanted.

He was charged with wire fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft, among other things. Dekhtyarckuk could face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

Dekhtyarchuk was previously a student at Ural State University in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and his last known residence is in Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, according to the FBI.

 

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“Dekhtyarchuk’s cyber-criminal marketplace encouraged and facilitated the sale of compromised passwords, personally identifiable information (PII), and other sensitive financial information,” stated Jim Smith, FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge.

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