With the growing number of cyber crimes, law enforcement must maintain current knowledge of technology. Locate an article or a case regarding a cyber crime. Address the following:
- Briefly summarize the article or case in one paragraph.
- What technology did law enforcement use to combat the crime?
Review the posts of your fellow learners and respond to at least two. In your response posts, you must do one or more of the following:
- Ask an analytical question.
- Offer a suggestion.
- Elaborate on a particular point.
- Provide an alternative opinion supported with research.
Be sure to support your initial post and follow-up posts with scholarly examples from the module readings and additional literature where appropriate. You must cite all references according to APA style.
Peer post one
I chose the Experian data breach from 2017. From May to July of 2017 the credit reporting agency Experian was hacked numerous times resulting in 143 million American’s data to be stolen. This data consisted of names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and date of births. The agency has blamed this breach on a vulnerability from their website. Victims of this data breach then became vulnerable to several types of fraud and identity theft. To this day the suspect of this hack is still at large and unknown. For an agency this large and important to be hacked for 3 months without being noticed, our technology and cyber intelligence is clearly not where it should be.
Peer post 2
The cybercrime case I chose is about Roman Seleznev, a Russian criminal who hacked into the payment systems of hundreds of businesses in the United States. After breaching these systems, he stole millions of credit card numbers. Seleznev was involved in a credit card fraud ring named Carder.su. The members of this crime ring communicated with each other through encrypted forums where they sold the stolen credit card numbers. Seleznev charged $20 per stolen account, with a loss to his victims of over $50,000,000.
After a pattern of credit card fraud began to surface, agents from the Department of Homeland Security and United States Secret Service began an investigation. An agent began an undercover investigation and used the hacker’s technology against them, joining the Carder.su crime ring and eventually learning the identities of the cyber-thieves, including Seleznev. The hacker could not be arrested in Russia, so agents waited until he left his country to vacation in the Maldives, where local police arrested him and handed to the United States. He was tried in federal court and sentenced to 15 years in prison participation in a racketeering enterprise and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.