A US court sentenced 28-year-old Ukrainian hacker Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev to four years in prison for hacking more than 6,000 servers and selling access to them. message about it seen on the PCmag website.
According to the researchers, for several years Ivanov-Tolpintsev managed a botnet (a network of infected devices) used to guess the passwords of servers around the world. From 2017 to 2019, a hacker hacked and sold logins and passwords from 6.7 thousand devices. In Florida alone, more than 100 servers where a Ukrainian was tried and sentenced to prison were hacked because of a hacker.
The hacker xDedic was selling goods on the shady forum. At the time of Ivanov-Tolpintsev’s arrest, the store’s assortment contained more than 700,000 accesses to hacked servers worldwide. It was not reported how many of them were opened by the Ukrainians. However, before reportedHe said that according to the terms of the agreement Ivanov-Tolpintsev made with xDedic management, he puts about 2,000 accounts on sale per week.
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