SSNDOB Cybercrime Marketplace Seized in Intl. Coordinated Operation

The FBI teamed up with European law enforcement authorities to dismantle the marketplace but couldn’t arrest its administrators.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation/FBI and the IRS, in collaboration with law enforcement authorities from Latvia and Cyprus, seized domains associated with the infamous SSNDOB Marketplace. The seized domains include the following:

The seizure orders were executed on Tuesday, June 8th, 2022. SSNDOB was involved in selling stolen private data of users, which visitors could get access to after paying in cryptocurrency, to the marketplace administrators. The information was later used in phishing attacks, identity fraud, and extortion.

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis stated that the service received around USD22 million in Bitcoin across 100,000 transactions since 2015. Some users spent more than USD100,000 on bulk buying of PII.

The report highlighted that there could be a link between Joker’s Stash and SSNDOB. Joker’s Stash specialized in illicit trading of stolen PII and credit card data, and the service was shut down in 2021.

SSNDOB’s Background

SSNDOB is an underground cybercrime marketplace known for selling personally identifiable information (PII), including users’ names, email IDs, dates of birth, credit card and Social Security numbers, and passwords.

The marketplace ran a series of websites

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