Over the past few months, experts at Check Point have monitored the activity of a prolific cyber-criminal known as ‘
The experts were able to identify the man, his name is Bill Henry (25) from Benin City, Nigeria, his criminal activity
“Bill / started out by speculating a little: he spent around $13,000 buying the details of 1000 credit cards from a special online marketplace specializing in stolen payment card credentials.” reads the report published by Check Point. “With each stolen card – costing around $4 to $16 each – Bill usually tried to charge about 200,000 Nigerian Naira (NAN), equivalent to around $550 US. If the transaction is blocked, he tries another merchant, or another card until one succeeds. From his ‘investment’ in the 1000 stolen cards, Bill has been able to charge at least $100,000.”
Over the years,
The man used the malware to steal credit card
According to the researchers, Bill is not a lone wolf, he is part of an organization that
Then Dton’s activity continues to grow, it orchestrated a spam campaign aimed at distributing a custom-RAT disguised as innocuous email attachments.
But Bill has no honor code, and compromised the computer of ‘Mr RATs &exploits’ with a RAT, so he could spy on his work.
“When that wasn’t enough, he also engaged – and then fell out with – another shady character behind a specialized malware packer program, by arguing with him on underground forums over prices and usage. The result was that when Bill /
The model of sale known as Cybercrime-as-a-Service, makes it easy to arrange criminal activities such as massive
Unfortunately, there are millions of people online that have no idea about cybercrime activities and for this reason they are easy victims of people like Dton.