The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has closed down a Russia-based site that facilitated online shops occupied with the offer of illicit products and enterprises and acknowledged crypto payments.
FBI SEIZES DEER.IO, ARRESTS ADMIN
Last Tuesday, the US Branch of Equity said that the FBI has figured out how to bring down DEER.IO, an online stage that facilitated many shops selling cybercrime items and services like hacked records and information.
Already, the media discovered that the FBI had captured the platform operator Kirill Victorovich Firsov on Walk 7, at the John F. Kennedy Airport, in New York.
Presently the site shows the FBI warning that educates about its seizure.
DEER.IO has been around since, at any rate, the finish of 2013. At the hour of seizure, it facilitated in excess of 24,000 shops with all-out deals coming to about $17 million. The seizure request was given by the Southern District of California Court.
Hackers have been a serious problem for the crypto community, and a large number of them have most likely used taken information sold on DEER.IO to get into the records of crypto trade and wallet clients. US Lawyer Robert Brewer said:
There is a robust underground market for hacked stolen information, and this was a novel way to try to market it to criminals hoping not to get caught. Hackers are a threat to our economy, and our privacy and national security, and cannot be tolerated.