3 Ukrainians arrested their hacking plot hit 47 US States

August 2, 2018 | Brainwave Science

3 Ukrainian men have been charged by the FBI for big cyber crime

SITUATION

3 Ukrainians were arrested and faced charges in federal court in Seattle this Wednesday. According to officials, an international hacking group tried to steal credit and debit card records in restaurants, casinos and other businesses in 47 U.S. states. This hacking group, known as FIN7 or Carbanak, stole about 15 million credit and debit cards records.

FIN7 used an adapted version of the notorious malware with an arsenal of other tools to steal payment card information from the businesses. They used sophisticated techniques to worm their way into computer networks, sending crafted emails to employees at the businesses that appeared to be legitimate. Stolen credit and debit card numbers were sold in underground online marketplaces and criminals then made charges on the cards.

The FBI claimed this case is one of the largest cybercrimes in terms of losses, number of victims and the size of the criminal organization. According to the indictment, suspects Dmytro Fedorov, Fedir Hladyr and Andrii Kolpakov face 26 felony charges that range from wire fraud, computer hacking and identity theft. The charges against suspects are very serious and they may be sentenced to decades in prison.

 

CHALLENGE

Internet, computers, and electronic systems have become an integral part of the modern life. As a result, we have new type of criminals – cybercriminals. New technologies make people and companies more efficient and effective, cybercriminals included. Cybercriminals adopt new technologies at a fast pace. Malware writing is automated, with thousands of new pieces generated every day. Cybercrime is an issue which impacts the lives of many people all over the world every single day. The effect of these crimes can be extremely upsetting for people, and not necessarily just for financial reasons. People may feel that their privacy has been violated and they are powerless in this area. According to a report published about cybercrime, “Cybercrime is relentless, undiminished, and unlikely to stop. It is just too easy and too rewarding, and the chances of being caught and punished are perceived as being too low.”

That is why the war against cybercrimes has become one of the main parts of providing the National Security. Cybercriminals use innovative and up-to-date tools for committing their crimes so usual investigative tools for solving such crimes are powerless. So, it is very important to find new technologies that can help law enforcement agencies in solve such difficult cases.

WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING?

Today technologies have become an integral part of every aspect of our life, including providing National Security. Developed by Brainwave Science to support investigative agencies all over the world, Brain Fingerprinting system can distinguish between innocents and perpetrators. The advanced system behind it makes it virtually impossible to avoid detection and prosecution for cyber-crimes, measuring patterns of a specific brain response called P300/P300 MERMER.

In the case of the hacking plot in the USA, Brain Fingerprinting can help to determine suspects involved in the crime and find out more about criminal connections. Brain Fingerprinting test can be conducted on all suspects in this case. In order to do that, a test case needs to be built. This means that a series of stimuli will be input into the Brain Fingerprinting system, only known to the investigators and perpetrators. For example, in the cases of the hacking plot, we can use the date and time of separate cyber-attacks, the text of used letters, details of financial transactions, names of online marketplaces etc. This information will be flashed on a computer screen to suspects while the system collects brain responses to each of those stimuli. As a result of measuring brainwaves, Brain Fingerprinting will determine with 99.9% accuracy the fact of the presence of knowledge about criminal actions and future planning’s in the suspect’s brain.

Brain Fingerprinting by Brainwave Science aims to protect the interests of people through the power of brainwaves. The use of the technology guarantees law enforcement agencies that they have an added insurance and the assurance for safety of their country. Brain Fingerprinting can become a great instrument in the war against cyber crimes and save money, time and efforts of law enforcement agencies.

Main Source:

The Seattle Times

Picture source:

Arab News