FBI adds Russian cybercrime market owner to most wanted list

A Russian national has been indicted by the US DOJ and added to the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list for allegedly creating and managing a cybercrime marketplace.

Igor Dekhtyarchuk, a resident of Russia, was indicted in the Eastern District of Texas for running the cybercrime marketplace that sold credit cards, access to compromised devices or accounts, and personal information.

The indictment claims that Dekhtyarchuk launched the marketplace in May 2017 and began promoting it on Russian hacking forums starting with  April 2018.

“Dekhtyarchuk began advertising the sale of compromised account data in Russianlanguage hacker forums in April 2018 and opened Marketplace A in May 2018. Dekhtyarchuk immediately began advertising Marketplace A and the products it sold in May 2018,” reads the DOJ indictment.

“As of May 2021, Dekhtyarchuk, through Marketplace A, publicly advertised that he has sold over 48,000 compromised email accounts, 25,000 compromised Company B accounts, and 19,000 compromised Company A accounts.”

When buyers purchased device access from the marketplace, they were allegedly contacted on Telegram by Dekhtyarchuk or one of his associates and sent either login credentials or a login cookie that allows access to the purchased device or account.

Dekhtyarchuk has since been added to the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List on charges of Wire Fraud, Access Device Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft.

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