SSNOB Marketplace Admin Pleads Guilty

~2 min read | Published on 2023-07-26, tagged Market-adminPleaded-Guiltyadmin using 319 words.

A Ukranian man pleaded guilty to his role in the operation of a series of websites called SSNDOB Marketplace that listed the personal information of millions of people for sale.

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Vitalii Chychasov, 37, of Ukraine, admitted he conspired in the sale of the personal information of approximately 24 million people. Chychasov and his accomplices made more than $19 million from the sale of the stolen information.
According to court documents, investigators involved in the operation made an undercover purchase from in late May 2020.
Tracking the bitcoin used to make the purchase led the investigators to a wallet that had received 989 bitcoin between August 2017 and October 2021. The wallet had transferred approximately 45.99 of the bitcoin to a HitBTC account in 19 transactions.
Information acquired from HitBTC revealed that the receiving account belonged to Chychasov. Chychasov used his Ukranian passport to verify his identity when he opened the account.

Chychasov's passport

Further investigations revealed that Chychasov had an account on Bitfinex under the username "ramashka." The account was linked to the email address [email protected]. This email address was used to register the domain on November 4, 2015.
From August 2017 to September 2018, Chychasov's Bitfinex account received approximately 53.6 bitcoin from the SSNOB bitcoin wallet.
Forensic analysis of SSNOB's admin servers revealed that the administrators of the marketplace had installed a Jabber client. Some of the linked Jabbeer accounts include [email protected] and [email protected].
The servers also hosted multiple compressed files that contained stolen personal information. Each of the files had the information of exactly one million individuals.
The investigators seized the marketplace's domains, including,,, and on June 7, 2022.
Chychasov was arrested in March 2022 and extradited to the United States in July 2022. His co-conspirator, Sergey Pugach, was arrested in May 2022.
In addition to pleading guilty, Chychasov agreed to forfeit $5 million. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

Comments (15)

Your Name2023-07-29

Intellius and 100s of other American companies sell stolen information by the millions and they went after this small time foreigner for doing the same thing? Xenophobic.


Rip chudjack


lmao imagine if that much effort was put into legitimate means. He’d still be a millionaire and have his freedom had he just left Russia for UK or US.


How is this urkranian hero in prison but neo-nazi peadophile Joshua Connor moon's kiwifarms still up and running. He lived in Odessa so shouldn't he be in jail?


IMAGINE USING KYC ExChange and not even flip your coins. WTF


The US just wnted their coins


See Kids !! Thats why you Flip Your Coin =)))))


This is why you use monero ladies and gentlemen.


Where is 53.6btc now???? -)-)-)

Bill Gates2023-08-06

Safe in the coffers of The Committee of 300

Vinny Boombots2023-08-05

Where’s the OPSEC??!! Use your noodle!!!! Why would you not use Monero, or flip the BTC is beyond comprehension. Laziness WILL get you caught. Especially when dealing with the volume in this transaction. Fools.


Use Monero next time not Bitcoin


lol dude :)


They went after him because it was easy! The feds hate to lose a case so if someone used proper opsec, and the case wasn't a "slam-dunk" they wouldn't take the risk.


data breaches... the problem is huge