FBI Ups Bounty to $100K on Several Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

Posted on November 06, 2013 by .

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In an effort to crack down on fugitive hackers, the FBI has added several digital hacker perpetrators to their most wanted program and placed a $100K bounty for the arrest of many of them.

Cybercriminal activity is out of control in some instances where hackers are able to easily employ other members who have the know-how to perform their malicious tasks over the internet. There are many forms of cybercriminal activity and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has had about enough of it as they raise the reward money for capturing these Cyber’s Most Wanted crooks to $100,000 for many of them.

The FBI’s Most Wanted program is pretty old now but has proven to be an effective means of leading to the arrest of their famed criminals. The FBI now has a top 10 list of their most wanted cybercrooks, which is surprising extremely diverse where it consists of hackers from all over the world.

The list, along with the applicable awards leading to an arrest of the most wanted crybercrook, is a slight glimpse into the evolution of cybercrime and criminal activities new-found face. Below we have sources the updated list of the Top 10 Cyber’s Most Wanted, which can be found on the FBI’s website via the famous Most Wanted lists.

  • Alexsey Belan stands accused of penetrating the computer networks of three U.S.-based companies to steal sensitive databases and employee identities. He then profited from sales of the purloined user data and passwords. ($100,000)
  • Farhan Arshad and Noor Aziz Uddin allegedly hacked into business telephone systems worldwide, causing losses of more than $50 million for the phone companies and other organizations. ($50,000 each)
  • Carlos Perez-Melara operated a private investigator website that purported to offer jilted clients a way to catch cheating significant others. The service sent suspected cheaters a greeting card containing spyware. The surveillance software “collected keystrokes and other incoming and outgoing electronic communications” and, true to its claims, would “periodically send email messages back to the purchasers of the service,” containing the cheaters’ passwords, browsing histories, intercepted messages and keystroke logs. ($50,000)
  • Andrey Nabilevich Taame allegedly was involved in Operation Ghost Click, a malware distribution scheme that redirected infected computers to fraudulent websites. The ruse hijacked more than 4 million computers in more than 100 countries. ($50,000)
  • Peteris Sahurovs is accused of selling poisonous cybersecurity programs that scammed Internet users out of more than $2 million. In one case, he took out an ad in an online newspaper that was really malware, which infected visitors on the news site and forced them to buy $49.95 antivirus software to regain control of their computers. ($50,000)
  • Shaileshkumar P. Jain robbed Internet users in more than 60 countries of $100 million through the sale of bogus software products. This was a “scareware” scheme similar to the Sahurovs incident. ($20,000)
  • Bjorn Daniel Sundin was one of Jain’s partners. ($20,000)
  • Artem Semenov is wanted for participating in an Eastern European cybercrime ring with operations in New York. The group recruits “money mules” to open bank accounts, cash out unauthorized money transfers, and then wire the money overseas.($50,000)
  • Alexandr Sergeyevich Bobnev allegedly broke into the accounts of a major investment services firm and transferred funds out of accounts to money mules in the United States. The mules then had to transfer the money back to him.($50,000)

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