FBI Arrests Russian-Based Hacking Platform Owner

By Elliot Setzer
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 3:43 PM

FBI officials arrested an alleged Russian hacker, Kirill Firsov, on March 7 in New York City and shut down the cyber platform he operated, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Firsov is the suspected administrator of DEER.IO, a Russian-Based cyber platform that allows criminals to operate “storefronts” and sell illegally-obtained data and personally identifiable information. DEER.IO had over 24,000 active shops for selling stolen information and was allegedly responsible for over $17 million in sales of personal information, financial information and compromised user accounts.

You can read the indictment here and below: