A hacker who carried out DDoS (attacks on a computer system made with the intention of making computer resources inaccessible to the user) and spam attacks (mass mailing of commercials) and hacked websites was exposed, the Security Service of Ukraine reports.
The hacker created and operated a powerful botnet (an automated network with over 100,000 fake accounts). Through it, he carried out DDoS and spam attacks, detected vulnerabilities in websites and hacked them. He also cracked passwords for e-mail boxes on remote platforms.
The malefactor turned out to be a resident of Ivano-Frankivsk region. He was finding his customers on closed forums and chats in Telegram. He accepted payments through electronic payment systems banned in the country (the Russian Webmoney system, which is sanctioned by the National Security and Defense Council) and produced and issued certificates of this sub-sanctioned payment system, which are used for transactions.
He is suspected under Part 2 of Art. 361-1 ("Creation for the use, distribution or sale of malicious software or hardware, as well as their distribution or sale") and Art. 363-1 ("Interference with the operation of computers, automated systems, computer networks or telecommunication networks by mass dissemination of telecommunication messages") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier, Kyiv law enforcers have exposed the Ukrainian hacker suspected in the virus attacks at over 100 foreign companies. The hacker inflected harm for $150 million