They may not appear on posters in the post office, but the FBI’s “Cyber’s Most Wanted” list features 26 accused criminals, including the so-called “Iranian DDoS attacks,” a group of seven Iranian nationals sought for their involvement in conspiracies to conduct a coordinated campaign of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the United States financial sector and other U.S.-based companies.
The men worked for ITSecTeam or Mersad, Iran-based companies that reportedly worked on behalf of the Iranian government.
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is wanted for a number of charges related to bank fraud. Last known to reside in Russia, Bogachev, aka “lucky12345” and “slavik,” is believed to be behind a scheme that loaded the notorious software “Zeus” on victims’ computers to capture bank account numbers, passwords and other personal identification numbers. A reward of up to $3 million is being offered for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.
Joshua Samuel Aaron is sought for a number of charges related to wire and securities fraud for his participation in major hacks into American companies from which the personal information of millions was stolen. He also is charged with manipulating the price and volume of traded shares in numerous publicly traded stocks by means of deceptive email campaigns, and manipulative stock trading.