Ukraine cyberpolice bust phishing scammer in Kyiv

11:20, 03 April 2018
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Besides personal pages, he also focused on the profiles of online stores on Instagram, the press service of the National Police reports.

"Using fake pages and emails of 'Instagram administration,' the perpetrator would gain access to targeted profiles, and then demanded from the victims via emails a UAH 10,000 ransom to unlock the page," the report says.

Read alsoSBU blocks spread of mobile device malwareDuring a warranted search in the hacker's apartment, cyberpolice operatives discovered computer equipment and mobile phones with different sim cards that the attacker used to register fake domain names.

Also, a notebook was found with records of criminal transactions.

Pre-trial investigation continues into fraud and malware distribution. Recent victims of the scammer are being identified for them to press charges.

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