Glib Oleksander Ivanov-Tolpintsev (28, Chernivtsi, Ukraine) faces the possibilitly of up to 17 years in prison, if convicted, after being extradited to the United States for charges of conspiracy, trafficking in unauthorized access devices, and trafficking in computer passwords. Additionally, Tolpintsev could be required to forfeit $82,648 to the United States, which is allegedly the amount he profited from his illegal activities. Tolpintsev was arrested in October of last year by Polish authorities for using a botnet to conduct brute-force attacks to decrypt and steal login credentials. Tolpintsev stated that his botnet was capable of stealing credentials for roughly 2,000 computers every week. He then sold the credentials on Darkweb sites, which facilitated illegal activities such as tax fraud and ransomware attacks.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased