Kyiv Region cyber police officers, together with investigators from the Pechersk Kyiv Police Department, exposed a man who had been selling restricted information via a messenger, the National Police reports.

The figure in the case sold confidential and insider information of the central executive bodies. The trespasser posted a “price,” which consisted of more than 50 relevant databases, on specialised hacker forums. Their sale was carried out via a bot in the messenger. The cybercriminal received the money via fictitious people’s cryptocurrency wallets.

In addition, it was found that the attacker had also obtained information by hacking passwords to e-mail accounts, messengers, and social media accounts.

The police conducted searches at trespasser’s residence. According to the results, computer equipment and telecommunication equipment were seized.

Criminal proceedings were brought under p. 2 of Art. 361-2 (Unauthorized sale or dissemination of information with restricted access, which is stored in computers, automated systems, computer networks or on media of such information created and protected according to applicable law) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The article enshrines the length of imprisonment from two to five years. Investigative actions are in process.

Natalia Tolub

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