5 More Added to FBI Cyber Most Wanted

Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 12:11 PM gHale

Cyber crime continues to grow and the FBI wants to get some of the culprits off the street. That is why the crime agency added five new suspects to its Cyber Most Wanted list.

The list includes Pakistani nationals Farhan Arshad and Noor Aziz Uddin, who agents said took part in an international telecoms hacking scheme. Agents said they caused damage of over $50 million after hacking business telephone systems between 2008 and 2012.

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The criminal ring police said these suspects are part of has members in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries.

Another man added to the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list is Russian national Alexsey Belan. Agents said they are looking for Belan because they feel he hacked into the networks of 3 U.S. companies from which he stole sensitive information.

Andrey Nabilevich Taame, a Syrian national, is a suspect for his role in Operation Ghost Click, a cybercriminal scheme that made over half a million victims in the United States alone.

The last new member to the list is Carlos Perez-Melara, a man accused of distributing a piece of spyware onto the computers of unsuspecting users through a fraudulent website that claimed to be offering a solution for “catching cheating lovers.”

“Throughout its history, the FBI has depended on the public’s help and support to bring criminals to justice. That was true in the gangster era, and it’s just as true in the cyber era. We need the public’s help to catch these individuals who have made it their mission to spy on and steal from our nation and our citizens,” said Executive Assistant Director of our Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch Richard McFeely.

Those who can provide valuable information to the FBI regarding these individuals can earn rewards from $20,000 up to $100,000.

Click here to view the top ten suspects.



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