Hackers – The two most dangerous hackers in the world who stole in 2016. Millions of users data from the technology taxi riding company Uber have been busted. Now they indicted on various hacking charges. They infarction related to a data breach at an online education portal name’s Lynda.
They name are: Vasile Mereacre, a citizen of Canada who is residence is in Toronto. Following another one name’s Brandon Glover. Whom is a resident from the state of Florida. Both people indicted earlier this month in a Florida federal court. They charged for federal hacking and extortion for stealing data on over 55,000 Lynda users’ accounts so far.
The unsealed indictment document stipulated, the FBI was considering extraditing Mereacre from Canada. When the federal bureau of investigation learned. That later on the suspected hacker was planning to fly to Miami on October 16.
From this piece of crucial information, the FBI agents were waiting for Mereacre. Eventually, he has easily arrested by FBI agents once he landed. After incarcerated, he made an first appearance in court before the indictment unsealed.
In the verdict, the prosecutors accused the two experienced hackers of “exerting control over the accounts to get money from LinkedIn.”
When they get there the used a burner Protonmail email account. After that, they merge the two emailed LinkedIn and HackerOne. This the bug bounty program used by Lynda, to show the breach.
When an unnamed LinkedIn executive emailed back inviting the alleged hackers to its HackerOne bug bounty program, they said to “keep in mind, we expect a big payment as this was hard work for us.”
The accusations are nearly identical to the circumstances around Uber’s breach, just months earlier.
After paying the two hackers $100,000 through its bug bounty to destroy the data that they obtained but without notifying customers or regulators.
The information became public by accident later on when later on Uber’s chief information security officer John Flynn told lawmakers at a Senate Commerce Committee public hearing in February that the two hackers were from Florida and Canada.
From this moment to today Uber declined to comment the incident fail. The hackers gained access to an Amazon web server, owned by Uber, using credentials that were mistakenly left in a GitHub repository by a Uber engineer.
None representative from the Justice Department accepts any request to comment about the case. Nevertheless of defender Michael Ryan. Mereacre’s attorney, Christopher Lyon. Nobody wants to say anything public or comment about these Hackers and their case either.
However, LinkedIn spokesperson Mary-Katharine Juric said: “We appreciate the ongoing work by the FBI to pursue those believed responsible for the 2016 breach of Lynda user information. We will continue to engage with law enforcement as this case develops.”
Next court appearance date for these hackers is November 2018.