Incidents

Susan Holmes2007-12-01 00:00:00 UTC

Falling registrations at Nannies Inc traced back to ex-employee Susan Holmes continuing to access Nannies Inc registrations on AOL email account months later.

Robert Bently2007-11-27 00:00:00 UTC

Indicted for: coding, controlling, and using botnets to defraud an advertising business. Bentleys botnet of around 100 computers, all located within the corporate network of Newell Rubbermaid -- makers of products such as Sharpie markers and plastic food containers -- spread like a network worm, seeking out nearby computers on the same subnet and exploiting security flaws in Windows to install themselves on other machines.

Vadim Vassilenko2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Between 2001 and 2006, VASSILENKO provided financial services for a multitude of customers who made their living through cybercrime and the trafficking of stolen account data. These financial services included the exchange of digital currencies such as Egold and Webmoney, and transmitting funds for customers through multitude of methods, including digital currencies, bank wires, Western Union wires, and other payment methods. VASSILENKO helped to ensure the anonymity of his customers over the course of these financial transactions, through which identity thieves in the United States were able to purchase stolen credit card account data from identity thieves in Eastern Europe. In turn, identity thieves in Eastern Europe used VASSILENKO to launder their digital currency criminal proceeds.

Yelena Barysheva2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Tetyana Goloborodko2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Egor Shevelev2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

As proven at trial, SHEVELEV was one of the premier vendors of stolen credit card data in the world. Operating out of his apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, SHEVELEV used multiple Internet forums devoted to cybercrime to advertise that he had “millions” of stolen credit card account numbers for sale. Evidence submitted at trial – including testimony from 50 witnesses – proved that SHEVELEV sold more than 75,000 of the 95,000 total credit card account numbers, which were used to commit more than $4 million of the total $5 million-plus in fraud. SHEVELEV was paid millions for these stolen account numbers, mostly in the form of digital currencies Egold and Webmoney. He laundered more than $600,000 of his Egold criminal profits through co-defendant VADIM VASSILENKO and WESTERN EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Viatcheslav Vasilyev2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Vladimir Kramarenko2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Oleg Covelin2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Dzmitry Burak2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Oleksiy Yarne2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Eduard Kholstinin2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

John Washington2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Jermaine Vann2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Keith Cummings2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Lyndon Roach2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Kosta Kapsis2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

Accused member of Western Express International Inc

Anna Ciano2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

LATTA and CIANO, a couple who lived and worked together in Brooklyn, New York, purchased more than 800 stolen credit card numbers from SHEVELEV and others between approximately 2004 and 2007. Longtime partners with children in common, LATTA and CIANO also purchased templates with which they could forge credit cards, in addition to “full infos,” or complete personal profiles that include a victim’s name, birthdate, Social Security number, online usernames and passwords, and other personal information. They used the stolen information to create forged identifications and credit cards at their residence, and also purchased expensive merchandise, including laptop computers, Apple products, designer handbags, video game consoles, and so on, using the victims’ stolen identities. LATTA and CIANO then fenced this stolen merchandise, and the evidence at trial proved that they fenced more than $100,000 worth of merchandise through an eBay account. LATTA and CIANO purchased the personal identifying information through the Internet using Egold and Webmoney digital currency obtained from VASSILENKO and his WESTERN EXPRESS.

Douglas Latta2007-11-07 00:00:00 UTC

LATTA and CIANO, a couple who lived and worked together in Brooklyn, New York, purchased more than 800 stolen credit card numbers from SHEVELEV and others between approximately 2004 and 2007. Longtime partners with children in common, LATTA and CIANO also purchased templates with which they could forge credit cards, in addition to “full infos,” or complete personal profiles that include a victim’s name, birthdate, Social Security number, online usernames and passwords, and other personal information. They used the stolen information to create forged identifications and credit cards at their residence, and also purchased expensive merchandise, including laptop computers, Apple products, designer handbags, video game consoles, and so on, using the victims’ stolen identities. LATTA and CIANO then fenced this stolen merchandise, and the evidence at trial proved that they fenced more than $100,000 worth of merchandise through an eBay account. LATTA and CIANO purchased the personal identifying information through the Internet using Egold and Webmoney digital currency obtained from VASSILENKO and his WESTERN EXPRESS.

Ryan Goldstein2007-11-01 00:00:00 UTC

Indicted for botnet related activity which caused a distributed denial of service DDoS attack at a major Philadelphia area university.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.

Unknown 2007-08-17 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested as apart of a crackdown by Brazilian police in operation nerd II.