Hacker Faces Over 20 Years in Jail for Creating Fake Rideshare and Delivery Service Accounts

A 36-year-old man admitted he was using stolen personally identifiable information (PII) purchased from dark web marketplaces to fraudulently create rideshare and delivery service accounts.

According to BleepingComputer, Flavio Candido da Silva, a Malden, Massachusetts resident, admitted guilt in a federal court in Boston to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

The man is suspected of being a key member in a group of 18 individuals who used stolen identities and forged documents to open fraudulent rideshare and delivery service accounts, which he then sold or rented to others.

How Did the Attack Happen?

The hacker managed to collect victim names, dates of birth, driver’s license information, and social security numbers (SSNs) available for sale on dark web marketplaces and misused them to create fake documents.

As explained by BleepingComputer, most of the time, the hackers were the ones to take the photos used to bypass the facial recognition verifications used as security measures in rideshare and delivery service provider systems.

In order to exchange information with the victim, the fraudsters purposefully staged a small car accident or took pictures of the victim’s license while making an alcohol delivery via one

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