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.
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.