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British Hacker Charged for Operating “The Real Deal” Dark Web Marketplace

October 27, 2022
British Hacker

A 34-year-old U.K. nationwide has actually been arraigned in the united state for running a dark internet industry called The Real Offer that focused on the sales of hacking devices as well as swiped login qualifications.

Daniel Kaye, that passed a list of pseudonyms Popopret, Bestbuy, UserL0ser, as well as Spdrman, has actually been billed with 5 matters of accessibility tool fraudulence as well as one matter of cash laundering conspiracy theory.

Kaye was arraigned in April 2021, as well as consequently granted his extradition from Cyprus to the United State in September 2022.

” While living overseas, this offender presumably ran an unlawful site that made hacking devices as well as login qualifications offered for acquisition, consisting of those for united state federal government firms,” said United State Lawyer Ryan K. Buchanan.

Court records reveal that The Real Deal, up until its closure in 2016, operated as a market for illegal things, consisting of swiped account logins for united state federal government computer systems, savings account, as well as social media sites systems such as Twitter as well as LinkedIn.

Likewise marketed via the website were ransacked bank card info, individual information, botnets, hacking devices, controlled substances, as well as tools which were noted offer for sale by suppliers, that had their very own account web pages that provided a choice to place them.

Several Of the united state federal government computer systems whose qualifications were presumably marketed by Kaye come from the united state Post Office, the National Oceanic as well as Atmospheric Management, the Centers for Condition Control as well as Avoidance, the National Aeronautics as well as Area Management, as well as the united state Navy.

Kaye was previously arrested by the U.K. police authorities in February 2017, as well as was consequently imprisoned for 32 months in January 2019 for assaulting an African communications provider that knocked Liberia offline in 2016.


“[Kaye] ran a botnet utilizing a changed Mirai variation which spread out using zero-day ventures,” safety scientist Marcus Hutchins noted in a collection of Tweets. “Several of the DDoS strikes we saw were coming to a head at over 1 Tbps.”

Additionally, the charge implicates Kaye of conniving with several individuals passing the name “thedarkoverlord” to market Social Safety and security numbers, and also wash the cryptocurrency profits of the sale via blending solutions like to cover the cash tracks.

” This instance is an instance of our consistent decision to deal with our global companions to hold wrongdoers answerable despite exactly how advanced their online fraudulence or their geographical area,” claimed Keri Farley, Unique Representative accountable of FBI Atlanta.

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