Australian and Accomplice Charged for 'Hive' Cybercrime Tool

April 14, 2024
Australian and Accomplice Charged for 'Hive' Cybercrime Tool
  • In a collaborative effort, the Australian Federal Police and the FBI have arrested two individuals linked to the 'Firebird' RAT, which was later known as 'Hive'.

  • The suspects are charged with creating, selling, and promoting a tool that allowed hackers to gain unauthorized access to computers.

  • The Australian suspect faces twelve charges with potential consequences of up to 36 years in prison, and his court date is set for May 7, 2024.

  • Edmond Chakhmakhchyan, also involved, is accused of marketing the RAT and assisting users with Bitcoin transactions and support. He has pleaded not guilty and could face up to ten years if convicted, with a verdict expected on June 4, 2024.

  • The case underscores a significant step in international law enforcement's ongoing battle against cybercrime.

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