The FBI’s most wanted cybercriminals
You’ve heard of the FBI’s most wanted list for sure – but did you know there is also a Cyber’s Most Wanted list?
With cybercrime on the rise it is most likely not the biggest surprise that a list like that exists and while it’s probably not as well-known as its “big brother”, the rewards offered for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of some of the top most wanted cyber criminals is not too shabby: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is willing to pay more than one million altogether!
So who is actually on the list? Let’s take a look at the 5 newest entries.
According to the FBI, Sundin, along with a co-conspirator, allegedly sold more than a million copies of bogus software to his unsuspecting victims. The strategy they used was to make internet users believe they were infected with malware and then scare them into buying a solution that actually did nothing. This caused a consumer loss of more than 100 million dollars altogether. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of him.
Jain is actually Sundin’s co-conspirator, so there is not a lot to tell. Same as with Sundin, the FBI offers a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Belan is worth $100,000 to the authorities. The Russian is wanted for allegedly having broken into three major United States-based e-commerce companies. Afterwards, he tried to sell the stolen usernames and passwords on the black market. A federal arrest warrant for Belan was issued on February 28, 2017, by the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco, California.
The Romanian Nicolae Popescu apparently was involved in Internet Fraud schemes and made quite a lot of money with it. The FBI is offering a reward of $1 Million for him.
Being accused of running an international telecommunications scheme and defrauding his victims out of a total of $50 million, the reward for the Pakistani is currently at $50,000.
For the rest of the list of cybercriminals just go here.