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The Lure: The True Story of How the Department of Justice Brought Down Two of the World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals by Steve Schroeder

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Chapter 6. PayPal

The quantity of data obtained by the FBI was immense. As Norm Sanders, the Seattle FBI CART (Computer Analysis and Response Team) examiner, Marty Prewett, Mike Schuler, and Steve Schroeder began examining the downloaded data, they found a nigh-overwhelming array of evidence. In their personal accounts on the Russian computers, Gorshkov and Ivanov had numerous computer hacking tools such as programs, “scripts,” and computer code, which were used to compromise or gain control of computers and computer networks in a variety of ways. Among other things, the tools were designed to scan computers and networks for vulnerabilities, exploit those vulnerabilities to obtain users’ passwords and to gain complete control of the computers, ...

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