Hacker known as Sanix detained by Ukraine's State Security Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

The database he stole is considered to be the largest ever; it contains 773,000,000 e-mail addresses and 21,000,000 unique passwords; the SBU took Sanix in Ivano-Frankivsk city
16:24, 19 May 2020

During May 6-12, almost 20 DDoS attacks on state bodies were carried out in Ukraine
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The SBU, Ukraine's State Security Service has detained a hacker, known by his nickname of Sanix. In early 2019, he got the attention of the world's cybersecurity specialists by his message on a web forum. In the message, he offered to sell a database that he stole, including 773,000,000 e-mail addresses and 21,000,000 unique passwords.

The respective report may be found on the SBU website.

In January 2019, Sanix appeared in the stories by The Guardian, Forbes, and Newsweek. He also won the attention of Italia 1 TV the reporters credited the database that he stole as the largest ever.

Sanix uploaded part of the database that he stole, in the amount of 87 GB. The overall volume of the data he illegally owned reached almost 1 Terabyte. The data included personal financial data of residents of countries of the EU and North America.

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The SBU got information that Sanix was a Ukrainian citizen, perhaps, a resident of Ivano-Frankivsk. The service's specialists spotted him selling databases and searched his place. The law enforcers seized a computer with two Terabytes of stolen data, cell phones and cash obtained from illegal deals (from USD 3,000 to USD 7,000).

The hacker will get a suspicion notice soon.

Related: Hackers carry out 20 attacks on Ukrainian government websites in one week

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