Ukraine’s Security Service exposes Donbas hacker who hacked PCs, smartphones for stealing personal data

Source : 112 Ukraine

A perpetrator offered the spying software through one of the hacking forums
18:30, 29 May 2020

Ukraine's Security Service

In Luhansk region, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed a developer of spying software, which provided free access to the personal data as the Security Service of Ukraine reported.

The cyber specialists of the special service established that a citizen of Starobilsk developed a malware program. His ‘invention’ provided the purchases the access to other PCs and smartphones for stealth of logins, passwords, information reading from the messengers and electronic payment systems.

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It is reported that a perpetrator offered the spying software through one of the hacking forums.

“The SBU employees identified the seller and prevented the implementation of the spying program,” the message said.

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The SBU noted that it is planned to notify a hacker about suspicion in creating for use, spread or distribution of malware program or technical means and their spread or distribution.

Earlier, the SBU 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.



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