Thursday, June 4, 2020

Ukraine Police detains world-famous hacker in Ivano-Frankivsk who tried selling billions of stolen credentials online.

Ukrainian secret service(SSU) recently announced the arrest of Ukraine based hackers under hacker pseudonym "Sanix," who was found guilty for selling billions of stolen records illegally.

The same hacker made headlines last year by posting 773 million emails and 21 million unique passwords on several hacker forums. In January 2019, Forbes, Guardian, and Newsweek wrote about him, and Italia 1 dedicated a story because the database he put up on the sale was the "largest array of data stolen so far."

According to the press statement released. The police department identified the hacker under the pseudonym "Sanix," whos probably a resident of the vano-Frankivsk district of Ukraine. The police department has decided to keep his more personal info private.
It is believed that the 87gb data which was put up for sale last year was just the fraction of the stolen data he had collected.

According to the authorities, Sanix had 2 terabytes of data in total, which is approximately 6 times more than the data he tried to sell. The database included billions of phone numbers, payment card details, and Social Security numbers.  

Besides email logins, the database also contained bank card PIN codes, e-wallets of cryptocurrencies, Paypal accounts, and information about computers hacked for further use in botnets and to launch distributed denial of service attacks, the SSU said.'
SSU officers said they seized 2 TB of data, $3,000, and 190,000 Ukrainian hryvnias (~$7,000) from Sanix's residence following a house search. Below is a video of Sanix's arrest released by Ukrainian authorities.

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