French Hacker Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

~2 min read | Published on 2023-10-03, tagged HackPleaded-Guilty using 285 words.

A French computer science student linked to the ShinyHunters hacker group admitted he was involved in the sale of databases stolen from companies all over the world.

Sebastien Raoult

According to court documents, from at least November 2019 to June 2021, 22-year-old Sebastien Raoult, aka Sezyo Kaizen, from France, and his accomplices conspired in the hack of corporate entities to steal confidential information and customer records.
A user going by the username ShinyHunters asked for ransoms or sold the stolen data via hacker forums such as the now-defunct RaidForums and dark web marketplaces including, the now-defunct Empire Market. ShinyHunters sold data stolen from approximatelly 60 companies from April 2020 to June 2021.
To steal the data, Raoult and his co-defendants used phishing emails and websites to acquire the login credentials of their victims' employees.
After acquiring the login credentials, Raoult and his co-conspirators gained unauthorized access to accounts on third-party platforms such as a US-based code hosting and development platform. They would then steal proprietary source codes, gain access to their victim's network, and gain access to confidential databases that included customer information.
Raoult was arrested in Morocco in mid-2022 and extradited to the US in January 2023.
Raoult and his accomplices, 23-year-old Gabriel Kimiaie-Asadi Bildstein and 22-year-old Abdel-Hakim El Ahmadi, were charged in a nine-count indictment. They indictment charged them with, conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.
Raoult pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity on September 27, 2023. . He faces a maximum prison sentence of 27 years for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and a mandatory minimum of two years for aggravated identity theft.

Comments (14)


Unjustified, also fuck Morocco for letting US govt kidnap foreign citizen.


A stack of cash & access to a couple of VIP pedo networks is all it probably took.

shawn daniel mclean2023-10-08

well its going to happen that witch they don't want to disclose that someone is going t hack into there system the world is a fucked up place i could understand why one is trying t get more information we want to know whats out there and what people are paying for


Ok bro this is dar web πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£


Yeah extradition treaties and bowing down to the US are how the One World Government begins. Mix that with cheap massive surveillance tech imported from China and every country going cashless and we're in FOR A RIDE.


shame on Morocco ! Were they hackers or scammers/ phishers ??? Damn they use the work hacking for nothing at all


And Biden's son ??? Still walking outside pfff


please seek therapy


Este es dar web?


what do you consider hacking?


Break them and a new one comes out the world will never stop the hacking age


why he phishing like that email?




is prison to good for him? as a hacker maniac, he is taking now the time to rest in jail for ransoming his victims and stealing confidential information, too bad this fucker would be able to do that nowadays. psssss