As the days roll by, more and more cybercrime-related issues surface the news. It is a constant tug-of-war between cybersecurity agencies and cybercriminals. Victims are having their details stolen from right under their noses. While some perpetrators are lucky enough to get away with their acts; others become scapegoats and use to send a message. However, The latest win was released by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The perpetrator of this latest threat is a New Yorker by name Vitalli Antonenko. However According to the Department of Justice, this man’s charges are; conspiracy, money laundering, hacking, and illegal credit card dealings.
He was arrested in March 2019 at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (and detained), after he arrived from Ukraine. At the time of his arrest, he was conveying computers and other advanced media holding containing a huge number of stolen credit card data.
The said man and his cohorts released “SQL” infusion assaults into defenseless computer systems. Hence the infusion gave them access to networks without authorization, expiration date and verification values of credit card data, and personally identifiable information (PII). But the stolen data was then sold in the cybercriminals marketplace.
While trying to cover up their tracks and disguise their location, ownership, and control, the hackers processed the money realized by using digital currency-Bitcoin, traditional banking, and cash transactions.
For crimes like unauthorized access, the charges carry a sentence of up to five years; or more with three years of supervised release. A fine of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars also issued for compensation and forfeiture
The official statement released by the U.S. Department of Justice states that “Vitalii Antonenko, 28, indicted on one count of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computer networks and traffic in unauthorized access devices, and one count of money laundering conspiracy.”
With the crimes accrued, Antonenko might face up to twenty years behind bars with an additional fine of five hundred thousand dollars for money laundering schemes.