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Two Cyber Crime Gang Members Charged With Federal Data Portal Hack

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Two men have been arrested for their roles in the 2022 hack of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s web portal, Gizmodo reports(Opens in a new window).

Nicholas Ceraolo, 25, and Sagar Steven Singh, 19, have been accused by federal prosecutors of using compromised law enforcement passwords and government email accounts in order to obtain information about victims which they would use to blackmail and extort them.

Ceraolo, who is charged with wire fraud and computer crimes is facing up to 20 years in prison, while Singh, charged with computer crimes, is facing up to five years in jail.

The DEA portal which was hacked reportedly provided Ceraolo, Singh, and the cybercriminal group named ‘ViLE’ that they were part of, with access to 16 different law enforcement databases full of sensitive information.

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