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EXCLUSIVE: Russian ‘hacking genius’ accused of $530 million ‘dark web’ fraud against Americans posed with tigers …

A Russian ‘hacking genius’ accused of helping defraud $530 million out of Americans, enjoyed hiding out in Thailand and posing with exotic snakes, crocodiles and tigers before his arrest, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Sergey Medvedev, 31, was arrested in Bangkok on February 2 by local authorities on an United States extradition demand.

The hacking supremo is at the heart of $530 million suspected scam, where he allegedly ran a ‘one-stop shop for cyber-criminals’, including selling hardware to compromise cash machines in many countries.

Medvedev is seen in photos with his Thai wife holding a python, and in another, poses with his pet Mexican Black King Snake, which he feeds live mice.

The snake-lover also flaunted his toned body and described himself as a ‘strongman wannabe’, as the Russian showed all the signs of enjoying his luxury tropical lifestyle.

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Why HAS the FBI arrested the computer genius who saved the NHS? He is accused of cyber crime and is facing jail in …

With its elegant decor and soft lighting, the ambience in The Club lounge, at Las Vegas International Airport, is usually serene. On August 2, however, passengers waiting to board Virgin Atlantic’s afternoon flight to London Gatwick were disturbed by an extraordinary scene.

Emerging stealthily into the room, plainclothes FBI officers approached a young, scruffily dressed British man, who had been sampling the complimentary refreshments and amusing himself by posting sardonic messages on Twitter.

They were from the agency’s Cyber Crime Unit, and told him he was suspected of various serious offences, arrested him, snapped his wrists in handcuffs, and marched him off to be interrogated.

Marcus Hutchins had been hailed a hero after thwarting a devastating virus that had spread to 150 countries and some 300,000 computers

Marcus Hutchins had been hailed a hero after thwarting a devastating

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4824778/Why-FBI-arrested-computer-genius-saved-NHS.html

IT genius with a digital footprint that keeps cash-rich firms awake

Alex Mutungi Mutuku. (Photo: Courtesy)

Alex Mutungi Mutuku can easily win the dubious accolade of being Kenya’s finest cyber-criminal, at least if what he has been accused of is true.

At 28, Mutuku is already a household name in the country’s digital hubs, having been accused of executing some mind-boggling heists.

On Wednesday, the police in a sting operation arrested Mutuku and eight others suspected of hacking and stealing from State agencies such as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Saccos.

In an interview with Nation Media Group’s Business Daily in 2015, Mutuku described himself as a self-employed software developer who sells applications on Google Playstore for survival. However, there was no mention of the applications.

The Government believes that in 2015, he breached Safaricom’s impregnable system and made away with electronic airtime worth Sh20,000.

The airtime, which he allegedly

Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001232400/it-genius-with-a-digital-footprint-that-keeps-cash-rich-firms-awake

Kenya: IT genius with a digital footprint that keeps cash-rich firms …

Alex Mutungi Mutuku. (Photo: Courtesy)

Alex Mutungi Mutuku can easily win the dubious accolade of being Kenya’s finest cyber-criminal, at least if what he has been accused of is true.

At 28, Mutuku is already a household name in the country’s digital hubs, having been accused of executing some mind-boggling heists.

On Wednesday, the police in a sting operation arrested Mutuku and eight others suspected of hacking and stealing from State agencies such as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Saccos.

In an interview with Nation Media Group’s Business Daily in 2015, Mutuku described himself as a self-employed software developer who sells applications on Google Playstore for survival. However, there was no mention of the applications.

The Government believes that in 2015, he breached Safaricom’s impregnable system and made away with electronic airtime worth Sh20,000.

The airtime, which he allegedly

Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001232400/it-genius-with-a-digital-footprint-that-keeps-cash-rich-firms-awake