Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Name on the Hacker Face

       The name of the Yahoo hacker is very familiar around the cybersecurity world.  He's a Russyan with a long history of crime and related criminal enterprises.   He's very adept at discovering system vulnerabilities and how to exploit them.
      Alexsey Belan is a 30- something who has been on the run since he escaped from prison after being arrested in Europe.   He set up the "cookie" factory that was used to access  30 million Yahoo
accounts.   he would find credit card numbers and then sell them over various dark web sites.   He was on the F.B.I.'s most wanted hacker list in 2012, or almost 5 years ago.   He was arrested in 2013 but escaped to Russya before he could be extradited.  Attempts to reach Mr. Belan for comment were unsuccessful.
     He's probably in the Kremlin, drinking vodka with his video game cronies. Yahooooooooooooo!

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