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Russian Citizen Charged With Fraud, Selling Access to Victim Computer Networks Following HSI Newark Investigation

Release Date: May 23, 2024

NEWARK, N.J. — A Russian citizen was indicted for working as an “access broker” and selling unauthorized access to computer networks, including a victim company in New Jersey, following an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations Newark with assistance from the U.S. Secret Service’s Newark Field Office.

Evgeniy Doroshenko, 31, also known as Eugene Doroshenko, Flanker WWH and Flanker, of Astrakhan, Russia, was charged by indictment with one count of wire fraud and one count of fraud and related activity in connection with computer on May 20 at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark.

“These charges are a result of HSI Newark’s determination to disrupt Evgeniy Doroshenko’s far-reaching transnational cybercrime and seek justice for an American company in our home state who was victimized,” said HSI Newark acting Special Agent in Charge William S. Walker. “HSI remains determined to identify, infiltrate, interdict and dismantle organizations that utilize the dark web for criminal activity and hold malicious actors accountable.”

According to investigation, from February 2019 to May 2024, Doroshenko devised a scheme whereby he gained unlawful access to victim computer systems and sold this access to others for a profit through a Russian language cybercrime forum located on the dark web. In January 2024, Doroshenko gained unauthorized access to the computer network of a victim company located in Bergen County. Doroshenko then offered to sell access to the victim company’s network to other cybercriminals via the cybercrime forum.

Cybercrime forums, like the one used by Doroshenko to sell access to victim computer networks, are online forums where cybercriminals promote and facilitate a wide variety of criminal activities including, among other activities, computer hacking and trafficking in stolen data.

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Last Updated: 05/31/2024
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