A male indicted of hidden bitcoin from darknet marketplace accounts after tricking users to exhibit their certification around a phishing intrigue has been arrested and sees mixed marches.
Michael Richo, a 34-year-old from Wallingford, Connecticut was arrested yesterday by a FBI following a rapist censure opposite him.
The censure alleges that Richo devised an online phishing intrigue to take bitcoins from several people on a dim web, according to a notice by Department of Justice (DOJ).
Richo’s phishing intrigue saw during slightest 10,000 stolen usernames and passwords saved on his computer, a censure alleges.
Lucrative Phishing Hole
Targeting an ecosystem that sees Bitcoin as a primary currency, Richo allegedly posted feign phishing links within online marketplaces on dim web forums. As any good phishing scheme, a links redirected hapless people to a feign URL and a legit-enough login page, where users entered their credentials. This information was afterwards permitted by RIcho, who was means to entrance a victims’ marketplace accounts with their stolen credentials.
According to a complaint, Richo afterwards monitored a balances of accounts he compromised, before withdrawing any bitcoins deposited by a targeted