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FBI’s Most-Wanted Zeus and IcedID Malware Mastermind Pleads Guilty
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FBI’s Most-Wanted Zeus and IcedID Malware Mastermind Pleads Guilty

A citizen of Ukraine has entered a guilty plea in the United States for his involvement in the Zeus and IcedID malware operations, which were run between May 2009 and February 2021. 37-year-old Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, also known as father and tank Vyacheslav Igoravich Andreev, was detained by Swiss authorities in October 2022 and deported to the United States the following year. In 2012, he was placed on the FBI's most-wanted list. Penchukov was identified by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) as the "leader of two prolific malware groups" that infected thousands of machines with malware, resulting in the theft of millions of dollars through ransomware read more FBI's Most Wanted Zeus and IcedID Malware Mastermind Pleads Guilty. Get up to date on the latest cybersecurit...
Russian TrickBot Mastermind Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Cybercrime Spree
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Russian TrickBot Mastermind Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Cybercrime Spree

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that 40-year-old Russian national Vladimir Dunaev has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison for his involvement in developing and disseminating the TrickBot virus. This development occurs about two months after Dunaev entered a guilty plea to charges of identity theft, computer fraud, and conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. "Hospitals, schools, and businesses were among the millions of TrickBot victims who suffered tens of millions of dollars in losses," the Department of Justice stated. "While active, TrickBot malware, which acted as an initial intrusion vector into victim computer systems read more Russian TrickBot Mastermind Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Cybercrime Spree. Get up to date on the latest cyber...
DoJ Charges 19 Worldwide in $68 Million xDedic Dark Web Marketplace Fraud
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DoJ Charges 19 Worldwide in $68 Million xDedic Dark Web Marketplace Fraud

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), 19 people have been charged globally about the defunct xDedic Marketplace, which is thought to have enabled fraud totaling over $68 million. The agency concluded its probe into the dark web portal by stating that close collaboration with law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Europol led to the successful multinational operation. Out of the 19 accused, three have received prison sentences of 6.5 years, eight have received terms varying from one to five years in jail, and one has been mandated to serve five years on probation. Among them is Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev, a citizen of Ukraine, who made $82,648 in illicit gains by selling hacked credentials on xDedic read more DoJ Charges 19...
DOJ Slams XCast with $10 Million Fine Over Massive Illegal Robocall Operation
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DOJ Slams XCast with $10 Million Fine Over Massive Illegal Robocall Operation

The VoIP service provider XCast was accused by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) of facilitating unlawful telemarketing activities from at least January 2018, in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The DoJ and XCast announced a settlement on Tuesday. The stated order forbids the corporation from breaking the law and imposes additional compliance requirements on it, such as creating a procedure for consumer screening and reporting any suspected illegal telemarketing. Because XCast is unable to pay, the order, which also carries a $10 million civil penalty judgment, has been suspended. "XCast provided VoIP services that transmitted billions of illegal robocalls to American consumers, including scam calls fraudulently claiming to be from government agencies read more DO...