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Justice Department seizes four Russian cybercrime web domains | #cybercrime | #computerhacker


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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Four web domains that were used to create over 40,000 spoofed websites that were storing personal information of more than a million victims were seized by the Justice Department.

According to court records, the United States obtained authorization to seize the domains
as part of an investigation of the spoofing service operated through the Lab-host.ru domain
(LabHost), which resolves to a Russian internet infrastructure company. Customers of LabHost used its services to create and manage spoofed websites designed to look like the legitimate websites of businesses such as Amazon, Netflix, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase Bank.


LabHost customers used the spoofed websites to lure unwitting victims into disclosing their personally identifiable information, date of birth, email address, password, address and credit card information on the websites the victims believed were legitimate.

“Together with our international partners, the Justice Department has disrupted another
cybercrime scheme originating from Russia that enabled criminals to steal from over a million
victims in the United States and around the world,” Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said. “I
am grateful to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the FBI, and
our partners at the Secret Service for their work on this case, and to our foreign law enforcement
partners whose efforts have led to the arrests of dozens of LabHost administrators and users.”

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The domain seizures in the United States occurred in conjunction with the international
arrests of dozens of LabHost administrators and customers facing criminal charges in more than a dozen foreign countries.

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