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#1 2023-05-18 19:09:05

Registered: 2023-01-04
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Darknet Carding Kingpin Pleads Guilty To Thousands of People Card

A US national has admitted to running a darknet carding site and selling the financial data of tens of thousands of victims across the nation in a Missouri court.

The real name of Dale Michael Mihalo Jr. is Michael D. Mihalo. and ggmccloud1 has been charged with founding Skynet Market, a carding site that specialized in the trafficking of credit and debit card information.

Between February 22, 2016, and October 1, 2019, Mihalo and his associates also sold their warez on other dark web marketplaces like AlphaBay Market, Wall Street Market, and Hansa Market.

The U.S. government stated that "Mihalo put together and oversaw the group that assisted him in selling this stolen financial data on the darknet.".
In a press release dated May 16, 2023, the Department of Justice (DoJ) made the following statement.

"Mihalo personally possessed, transmitted, and received the data related to 49,084 stolen credit cards with the goal of selling the data on darknet websites, all in support of the conspiracy. ".

Taylor Ross Staats, one of the defendant's accomplices, served as a "card checker," making sure that the financial data being sold is still accurate and hasn't been revoked by the relevant financial institutions.

According to estimates, Staats made at least $21,000 in Bitcoin from these services. In exchange for his participation in the scheme, he entered a guilty plea on December 14, 2022, to one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud. He could get five years in prison as the maximum punishment.

The Justice Department also stated that Mihalo, a 40-year-old native of Illinois, made over $1 million in cryptocurrency from the schemes.

The defendant has admitted guilt on one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud, which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence, as well as six counts of money laundering, each of which carries a maximum 10-year sentence. Additionally, he has been told to forfeit all of the illegal income.

This past month, US Authorities also took down Try2Check, a well-known Russian website that hackers used to validate credit card data that had been stolen.

Last edited by thrive (2023-05-18 19:09:31)


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