A Climb In Cybercrime? 39 Notorious Criminals Still At Large

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  •  Research shows that the US is the victim of the most high-profile cyberattacks.
  • New tool unmasks the scammers and shows how they operate.
  • The links between cybercrime hotspots and target locations are revealed.
  • The tool launches after the FBI’s warning of a global ATM cybercrime spree set to steal millions. 

Could you be the next victim of the 39 high-profile cybercriminals that are still at large? A new tool exposes the criminals that are stealing money, computer data and, in some cases, your identity.

Cybercrime Hotspots uses governmental figures, as well as data from the FBI’s Most Wanted List, to highlight the world’s cybercrime hotspots, the common targets and show the faces of the criminals behind the code.

 Despite the FBI working tirelessly to combat cybercrime, news reports of attacks in the US are 11 times more frequent than the UK, revealing a nationwide concern.

 So, who are the offenders? Based on the number of wanted criminals, the highest number of outstanding fugitives were born in Iran and targeted the US.

 Their crimes include using stolen data to commit fraud and identity theft, as well as selling confidential information.

 The details on the deviants also reveal the targets of the crimes, which included individuals, companies, government entities, media organisations, universities and even a US defence contractor, proving that no sector is safe.

Of the fugitives at large, three of the world’s most prolific criminals include:

Name: Evgeniy Mikhailovich

Crimes:

  • Bank fraud
  • Conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Conspiracy to violate the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering
  • Wire fraud

Most notorious act:
His alleged involvement in a scheme that installed a malicious software known as “Zeus” on victims’ computers to capture bank account numbers, passwords and PIN numbers. The software is believed to be responsible for financial losses of more than $100 million.

 Name: Amin Shokohi
Crimes:

  • Unauthorised computer access
  • Wire fraud
  • Aiding and abetting

Most notorious act:
Targeted unsuspecting individuals, companies and government entities including large telecom companies in both the US and abroad. Ultimately, he scammed victims of more than $50 million.

Name: Shaileshkumar P. Jain
Crimes:

  • Computer fraud
  • Wire fraud

Most notorious act:
An international cybercrime scheme that caused internet users in more than
60 countries to purchase more than one million bogus software products.
He conned consumers out of more than $100 million.

 Cybercrime Hotspots launches just after the FBI warns of a global ATM cybercrime scheme that is likely to allow criminals to clone cards to withdraw money from millions from ATMs worldwide.

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