The FBI's Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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While the objective of criminal elements largely remains the same, the ubiquity of the digital systems that pervade every aspect of our culture present a new set of challenges for law enforcement, and new breed of criminal.

The growing prevalence of suspects wanted for computer-based crimes reflects a fundamental societal shift to a dependence on IT systems for both business operations and in the everyday lives of the ordinary citizen.

The following are the Federal Bureau of Investigations "most wanted" cyber crooks:

Subject HeadshotShaileshkumar P. Jain, along with his co-conspirator, Bjorn Daniel Sundin, is wanted for his alleged involvement in an international cybercrime scheme that caused internet users in more than 60 countries to purchase more than one million bogus software products, resulting in consumer loss of more than $100 million. It is alleged that from December 2006 to October 2008, through fake advertisements placed on legitimate companies’ websites, Jain and his accomplices deceived internet users into believing that their computers were infected with “malware” or had other critical errors in order to encourage them to purchase “scareware” software products that had limited or no ability to remedy the purported defects.

Subject HeadshotJie Dong is wanted for defrauding Internet auction site users out of approximately $800,000. In the fall of 2003, Dong allegedly offered items on the auction site and collected money from the purported winning bidders. Dong is alleged to have never produced the promised merchandise to the nearly 5,000 victims. Dong is believed to have later fled from the United States to China and may now be in Hong Kong. The case is being investigated by the Electronics Crimes Task Force, comprised of FBI and U.S. Secret Service agents and state law enforcement authorities in California.

Subject HeadshotBjorn Daniel Sundin, along with his co-conspirator, Shaileshkumar P. Jain, is wanted for his alleged involvement in an international cybercrime scheme that caused internet users in more than 60 countries to purchase more than one million bogus software products, resulting in consumer loss of more than $100 million. It is alleged that from December 2006 to October 2008, through fake advertisements placed on legitimate companies’ websites, Sundin and his accomplices deceived internet users into believing that their computers were infected with “malware” or had other critical errors in order to encourage them to purchase “scareware” software products that had limited or no ability to remedy the purported defects.

Subject HeadshotDr. Emilio Luna, who is under indictment for five counts of distribution of child pxxnography, fled house confinement on September 12, 2010. Luna, a pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona, was identified as allegedly sharing child pxxnography on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. Luna was granted a pretrial release which stipulated house confinement with electronic monitoring. Luna's abandoned vehicle, which contained bolt cutters and the electronic monitoring device, was found by local law enforcement in an abandoned parking lot.

Subject HeadshotHarrison Amadin Ekpetin is wanted for his alleged involvement in several incidents of Home Equity Line of Credit fraud originating in the continental United States, often in New Mexico, from 2009 to 2011. It is alleged that Ekpetin illegally gained access to bank accounts and successfully executed a series of fraudulent transactions resulting in funds being wired to banks overseas. The fraudulent activities allegedly resulted in more than $4 million in losses to financial institutions in New Mexico, Virginia, New York, and elsewhere in the United States. On April 27, 2011, a federal warrant was issued for Ekpetin's arrest by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, after he was charged federally with bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.

Subject HeadshotTobechi Enyinna Onwuhara, a convicted felon, is wanted for his alleged involvement in an elaborate scheme that defrauded the financial industry out of tens of millions of dollars. Onwuhara is a key member of a group of Nigerians who allegedly have been conducting fraudulent banking activities from Florida and Texas, since 2005. It is alleged that the group has been using online Internet databases to steal victims' identities. Once acquired, they allegedly use the victims' information to gain access to the victims' Home Equity Line of Credit accounts and wire transfer the money to accounts mainly located overseas, some in the United States.

Subject HeadshotAlexandr Sergeyevich Bobnev was indicted in the Southern District of New York on November 26, 2008, on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Bobnev was indicted for his alleged participation in a money laundering scheme involving unauthorized access to the accounts of a major provider of investment services. Bobnev allegedly accessed compromised accounts and wire transferred funds out of these accounts to money mules in the United States. These mules were then responsible for transferring the money back to Bobnev. Between June of 2007 and August of 2007, Bobnev allegedly wired or attempted to wire over $350,000 from compromised accounts.

Source:  http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cyber?goback=.gde_1836487_member_123862370

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