A Russian hacker has been accused of cyber crimes against Amazon.
July 22, 2012- A Russian hacker was arrested in Cyprus last week for cyber attacks against Amazon.com, which is based in Seattle, Washington. The man, Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, was arrested on a worldwide warrant after being indicted in May of 2011 for two attacks against the Amazon Internet site.
The indictment was unsealed in Saturday following the Russian’s arrest. It also details the denial of service hacker attacks that took place on eBay and Priceline.com. The attacks that are contained in and outlined in the indictment took place in June of 2008. Zubakha has been charged with the intent to cause damage intentionally without authorization to a computer system. In addition, he faces two charges of intentionally damaging a protected computer that resulted in more than $5,000 of damage.
The Russian was also charged with possessing 15 or more access devices that were unauthorized and identity theft for another separate incident that took place in October of 2009 and involved stolen credit card information. The U.S. will attempt to have Zubakha extradited to the U.S. from Cyprus. Pending extradition, he will remain in custody.
The indictment alleges that Zubakha performed a denial of service attack June 6 of 2008 against Amazon and another on June 9 the same year. Both of the attacks interrupted customer access to the sites for a number of hours.