The staff of the office of combating of cybercrime in Kiev in collaboration with investigators of the Main investigation Department of national police stopped the activities of a large-scale group, which was engaged in the organization of platforms for online casinos.
According to the Department of postal and telecommunications of Ukraine, the criminal group has provided its clients with services on creation and support of the online casino turnkey.
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For the technical development of resources in the state was one of more than fifty IT professionals. Monthly income from such activities amounted to about $50 thousand.
The police found all members of the group. Their work Internet resources blocked. The issue of the announcement of suspicion to all members of the gang.
According to the police that such activities were involved in three Kiev at the age of 23 to 25 years old and 35-year-old resident of Kharkiv.
Participants of criminal group have created a public Association, ostensibly for the development of online games in Ukraine. Instead, they provide services for the creation, technical support and customer service online casino.
Among the opportunities provided by this organization was the development of gaming platforms, which were used for gambling.
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Customers paid $15 thousand for the creation of an online casino with its permanent support. In addition, the attackers for an additional $100 thousand, set up tools Internet marketing for promotion of the resource in the network and attract new users.
User base all of their resources online casino had about 300 thousand users. Among them also a separate category had a VIP, which provides additional possibilities of use of such resources.
Employees of postal and telecommunications with involvement of CORD and special forces regiment of the special purpose police of Kharkiv region held simultaneously 8 searches in the Kiev region, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Searches were conducted in the premises of the defendants, the offices of developers of online casinos and their transport.
The results of the searches, police seized computer equipment, mobile phones and money. All equipment sent for examination.
Case qualified under article 200 (“Illegal actions with documents for transfer, payment cards and other accessors to Bank accounts, electronic money, equipment for their manufacture”), article 203-2 (“occupation by a gaming”), article 209 (“Legalization (laundering) of the incomes received by a criminal way”) the criminal code of Ukraine. Group members face up to 12 years of imprisonment.