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Digital Desperados


Oct 19, 2023

This episode highlights the story and crimes of Alexsey Belan, a Latvian hacker best known for Yahoo data breaches and for stealing the information (login, credit card, etc.) of millions. All at about only 19 years old!

This highly evasive young man was also well-known for hacking into Wordpress and e-commerce websites. As such, the US put out an international warrant for his arrest along with a $100,000 reward. He was once arrested in Greece, but somehow escaped, fleeing to Russia where, of course, he found sanctuary as he’s worked with the government there to hack accounts of multiple foreign dignitaries and businesses.

Aside from his work compromising half a billion Yahoo accounts, Alexsey used his skills as a side hustle to drive Yahoo search engine users to his affiliate links, earning him what we now call “passive income.” Little is known about this mastermind these days, but it’s assumed he continues to steal and sell the information of countless unsuspecting internet users.

Safernet is made to protect devices from any malware or virus that might lurk nearby. So, while it can’t stop your accounts from being hacked from criminals like Alexsey Belan, it can secure your business and family devices against downloading malicious materials, showing you explicit content that you don’t want to see, and hiding your location and device information from those with harmful intent. We recommend getting the Safernet app on all your devices!