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Cybercriminal’s “Codeshop” Website Sold Troves of Stolen Credit Card Data

Earlier today, Djevair Ametovski, a Macedonian citizen also known as “xhevo,” “sindrom” and “sindromx,” pleaded guilty to access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, crimes related to his operation of “Codeshop,” a website he created for the sole purpose of selling stolen credit and debit card data, bank account credentials and personal identification information — obtained through illegal hacking and phishing schemes — for financial gain. The plea was entered before United States Magistrate Judge Steven L. Tiscione at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

The guilty plea was announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and David E. Beach, Special Agent-in-Charge, United States Secret Service, New York Field Office (USSS).

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