Incident for Arash Abedia 2017-08-08

First Name Arash
Other Name Amiri
Last Name Abedia
DOB Unknown
Age 31
Gender male
Location IR
Active Since 2007-01-01
Wanted 1
Wanted 2017-08-08 00:00:00 UTC
Information used malicious software, or “malware,” to capture the credit card and other personal information of individuals who had transacted with certain merchants’ websites. Abedian then used that information to commit identity theft and to obtain goods and services by fraud, and, on some occasions, Abedian then transmitted the stolen information to Jeloudar. The superseding indictment further alleges that, in January 2017, Jeloudar contacted a California-based online merchant and threatened to disclose its customers’ credit card numbers and other related information previously obtained by hacking the merchant‘s website, unless it made a Bitcoin payment to Jeloudar. Jeloudar also threatened to disclose to the company’s customers that their private information had been compromised and launched a denial-of-service attack on the company’s website.
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs 0
Date Of Crime 2011-01-01
Crime(s) Hacking Botnet Malware Cyber Extortion
Sector(s) Private equity
Charge(s) Wire Fraud Aggravated identity theft Conspiracy to commit access device fraud unauthorized access to, and theft of information from, computers threatening to damage a computer
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors Eric Klumb