Russian Extradited to the US for Selling Stolen Information

~1 min read | Published on 2023-02-24, tagged Fraud using 250 words.

Authorities in the Republic of Georgia extradited a Russian citizen accused of developing malware, using it to steal login credentials, and selling them on the dark web.

According to a press release by the US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Dariy Pankov, 28, of Russia developed a malicious software named “NLBrute.” NLBrute used brute force attacks to obtain the login credentials of compromised computers. Pankov allegedly made over $350,000 from the sale of NLBrute and credentials he stole using the software.
According to the indictment, Pankov developed NLBrute in 2016. He sold the malware to other cybercriminals through online fraud forums. He also used it himself and was able to gain access to tens of thousands of computers worldwide.
Pankov sold the stolen login credentials to fraudsters through an undisclosed dark web marketplace under the moniker “dpxaker.” He is accused of selling the login credentials of more than 35,000 compromised computers through the marketplace.
A grand jury in Tampa, Florida, filed an indictment against Pankov in November 2019. The seven-count indictment charged the defendant with one count of conspiracy, four counts of access device fraud, and two counts of computer fraud.
Georgian authorities arrested Pankov on October 4, 2022, and extradited him to the US. The defendant appeared before United States Magistrate Christopher P. Tuite on February 21, 2023. The magistrate placed Pankov in pre-trial detention.
Pankov faces a maximum sentence of 47 years in federal prison if convicted of all the counts. A conviction would also force him to forfeit $358,437.

Comments (15)


bobb2023-02-25
e05b6151

Why extradited to the US? What are the requirements for this in general?

lucky2023-03-05
b577f6e0

Because USA is in a war with Russia, USA tries to kidnap and kill as many Russians as it can

cringe2023-02-25
82fceb4e

who cares yawn shit tier journalism i am done with this site

nobody2023-02-25
acd8b7e4

USA doesnt need an extradition treaty to take whoever they want. They are The World Police.

Osama Bin-Trump2023-02-26
f0ee817a

Allahu Akbar

Random2023-02-27
71ffabbe

Right Words

uhhh2023-02-26
62b8e107

Why is no one talking about all markets being offline for months now? some are barely working so not 100% offline but this is unprecedented, there are like maybe 2 markets left, wtf is going on.

M90002023-02-26
e6369124

Nemesis is working fine.

kxyz12345752023-02-28
e11d88ee

i need a marketplace that is still running?

anybody2023-02-26
145aec5b

@62b8e107 the darkweb market is "unofficially" offline since the previous week. All are being either ddosed, busted or exit scammed like AB.

Noob2023-02-26
a9063430

uhhh try archetype noob

oozie2023-03-02
b31ca480

this makes no sense. psyop no doubt.

eldlswe2023-03-03
0a74d094

damnn. hell sss

asdg2023-03-05
f08fc201

RIP Georgia. Used to be a good country. Guess I'm never coming back there again. I much rather rot in Russia than US. Fuck US and their imperialism.

asdg2023-03-05
9cfbabeb

Also it's fucking odd man. 350K? And NLbrute? It wasn't even *THAT* special tool.