The FBI on Tuesday seized the website for DEER.IO, a Russian online platform used to conduct millions of dollars worth of cybercriminal transactions. The crackdown followed the March 7 arrest of alleged hacker/DEER.IO administrator Kirill Victorovich, who was taken into custody while in New York City.
Active since October 2013, DEER.IO allows users to purchase access to cyber storefronts from which they could sell stolen credentials and other criminal wares and services to customers via an interface.
Victorovich, 28, has been federally charged with unauthorized solicitation of access devices, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. According to a U.S. Department of Justice release, Firsov both managed DEER.IO and advertised it on other hacker forums.
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