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COURT DOC: USA v. Igor Dekhtyarchuk

March 22, 2022

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “A 23-year-old Russian man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Texas for offenses related to operating a cyber-criminal marketplace that sold thousands of stolen login credentials, personal identifiable information, and authentication tools…”

“Igor Dekhtyarchuk, a resident and national of the Russian Federation (Russia), was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on March 16, 2022, charging him with offenses related to operating a cyber-criminal marketplace that sold thousands of stolen login credentials, personal identifiable information, and authentication tools.”

“According to the indictment, Dekhtyarchuk operated Marketplace A, which claimed to have sold access to more than 48,000 compromised email accounts, more than 39,000 compromised online accounts, and averaged approximately 5,000 daily visitors. Marketplace A specialized in the sale of unlawfully obtained access devices for compromised online payment platforms, retailers, and credit card accounts, including providing the data associated with those accounts such as names, home addresses, login credentials, and payment card data for the victims, who are the actual owners of those accounts.  Marketplace A’s business is known as a “carding shop” in the cyber-criminal world.”

“Dekhtyarchuk was the administrator of Marketplace A and was a Russian hacker who first appeared in hacker forums in November 2013 under the alias ‘floraby.’  Dekhtyarchuk began advertising the sale of compromised account data in Russian-language hacker forums in April 2018 and opened Marketplace A in May 2018.  Dekhtyarchuk immediately began advertising Marketplace A and the products it sold in May 2018.” (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)

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