Machine translation of a press release by the Ukrainian cyber police:
The illegal activities of a 36-year-old resident of Netishyn were exposed by the employees of the Cyber Police Department together with the employees of the Svyatoshyn district prosecutor’s office.
The man was an administrator of closed groups and channels in the Telegram messenger, where he sold personal data of citizens of Ukraine and the European Union.
In particular, the attacker had information on passport data, tax payer numbers, birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and bank account data.
In total, the databases contained personal information of more than 300 million people, citizens of Ukraine and EU countries.
Depending on the amount of data, the person involved asked for them from 500 to 2000 dollars.
It was previously established that the buyers were also citizens of the aggressor country. The person involved received payment for the sale of databases to citizens of the Russian Federation using currencies prohibited on the territory of Ukraine.
As part of the pre-trial investigation of criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Art. 361-1 (Creation for the purpose of illegal use, distribution or sale of malicious software or technical means, as well as their distribution or sale), Art. 362 (Unauthorized actions with information that is processed in computers, automated systems, computer networks or stored on carriers of such information, committed by a person who has the right to access it) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and on the basis of a court order, law enforcement officers came to the person involved to conduct a search.
The intruder obstructed the investigation, and later injured a cyber police officer. The figure was detained in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and placed in a temporary detention facility.
Law enforcement officers searched the home of the intruder. Mobile phones, three dozen hard drives, SIM cards, computer equipment and server equipment were seized, on which cyber police officers found databases with limited access. The origin of these bases is currently being established.
In response to the attack on the cyber police officer, the investigators of the Shepetivskyi District Police Department started a pre-trial investigation under Part 2 of Art. 345 (Threat or violence against a law enforcement officer) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The sanction of the article provides for restriction of freedom for a term of up to five years or deprivation of liberty for the same term. Investigations are ongoing.
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