Russian government continues crackdown on cybercriminals

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Feb 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

Russian authorities seized the websites of several Russian cybercrime forums Monday, the latest in a string of high-profile actions the government there has taken against cybercriminals.

Visitors to the websites for Sky Fraud, a forum for stolen credit card data, were greeted with a message posted by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs announcing that the page was blocked. Other “carding” and cybercrime forums were also seized, including Ferum and Trump’s Dumps, as well as U-A-S Shop, which offered illicit remote access to various organizations through the remote desktop protocol (RDP) tool.

“The SKYFRAUD resource was closed forever during a special law enforcement operation,” the message reads in Russian translated to English. “Management ‘K’ of the BSTM of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia warns: theft of funds from bank cards is illegal!”

Within the source code of the seized website, the Russian government left a message: “Which of you is next?”

A screenshot of a message left in the source code for Sky Fraud after the Russian government seized it Monday. Translated to English, the message says “Which of you is next?”

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