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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:36 PM

Russian accused of operating elite hacking forum pleads not guilty....

https://www.cyberscoop.com/burkov-russian-hacker-database-not-guilty/

"A 2016 indictment against Burkov made public this month accuses him of operating two web forums dedicated to cybercrime. Scammers used one forum, called Cardplanet, to buy and sell data from roughly 150,000 credit and debit cards, with fraud losses exceeding $20 million, according to the Justice Department. (Cardplanet is distinct from the notorious Carderplanet website.)

A second forum, which goes unnamed in the indictment, was used by “elite cybercriminals to meet in a secure location” where they could trade stolen data, share hacking tools and help other members avoid detection, the indictment states. In November 2015, a member of this “elite” forum advertised a database containing information about 191 million Americans, including names and birth dates. This member was not Burkov.

Chris Vickery, an independent security researcher, says he found the same database, which also contained voter information, such as party affiliations and whether an individual voted in recent elections.

Vickery later traced the database to a religious group, United in Purpose, dedicated to electing conservative politicians. When Vickery went public with his findings in 2015, the U.S. Secret Service contacted him to say the information might be relevant to an ongoing investigation into a foreign national."



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