FBI Bust Dark Web Marketplace
BAYACC a once popular dark web market was shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). However, information revealed that various top-tiered USA companies’ hacked account information was sold on the dark web marketplace.
The owner of the site, who is a Russian dark web hacker is about to answer to the charges of running the illegal marketplace. Reportedly, the dark website is renowned for selling stolen accounts and hacked technology gadgets on the dark web.
The US Department of Justice has indicted the Russian hacker, who was recently featured on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list. The charge against the hacker is that he allegedly created and managed a deep web marketplace.
Igor Dekhtyarchuk, who is a Russian citizen, will answer to criminal charges in the Eastern District of Texas. The court system in that county had charged the dark web hacker with operating a cyber crime marketplace on the dark web. Dekhtyarchuck is accused of selling stolen credit card info, personal identity information, compromised devices, and other private accounts data.
According to the indictment, the FBI reported that Dekhtyarchuk started promotion of the dark web marketplace in May 2017. And within a year, the targeted advertising of the site gained popularity on Russian hacking forums.
In April 2018, the indicted Dekhtyarchuk created the infamous Marketplace A, which he advertised to a dedicated following of threat actors that flocks to Russian-language hacker forums. The compromised products sold on the dark web market made up the charges against the Russian in the DOJ indictment.
Hacked USA Big Companies
Archived snapshot links showed that Paypal, Amazon, eBay, and SamsClub compromised data was auctioned for Russian Rubles.
With the successful operation of the dark web marketplace, the astute businessman boasted of his entrepreneurial venture. According to Dekhtyarchuk, he revealed that as of May 2021, through Marketplace A, he had filled thousands of orders made by fellow dark web hackers.
Above all, the Russian hacker publicly declared that, so far, 48,000 compromised email accounts were sold to buyers. In addition, 25,000 compromised Company B accounts found new owners, and 19,000 compromised Company A accounts data landed in the hands of dark web hackers.
Buyers that had purchased stolen device access through the dark web marketplace were feted through a Telegram account created by Dekhtyarchuk. The account was monitored by threat actors associated with the indicted Russian. Successful buyers would receive hacked credentials that allow them to infiltrate the private databases of the hacked companies. Furthermore, business associates could opt for a login cookie that allows access to the purchased compromised device or account.
Since the start of his entrepreneurial dream in 2017, Dekhtyarchuk now prominently features on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List. The Russian hacker now has Wire Fraud, Access Device Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft added to his business profile.