The FBI has finally solved one of their biggest cybercrime cases involving the the hacking of numerous computer files and systems. One of the web’s most notorious blackhat criminals has been found.
His targets bled millions, and his schemes were so widespread and intricate that even the top detectives remained fooled. Turns out, this mole was never really a mole… As technology and computers revolutionized themselves at the turn of the 21st century, so did black-hat wearing hackers. No hacker of this era has a tale more enthralling, more topsy-turvy, and more morally divisive than that of Ukrainian tech-wiz, Maksym Popov. After voluntarily turning himself over to the authorities and picturing a free life in America as a security expert, the FBI blindsided him. Then, following years of collaboration, jail time, and FBI success stories, Maksym threw a curveball of his own, taking an innocent agent down in the process.