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Posting on a Russian cybercrime forum Abrisk said he will provide information on the movement of people across the Russian Federation and, in many cases, beyond its borders. 

A Russian hacker who claims to be able to track international flight data and access tax records is reportedly selling services on the dark web. It is believed that the services involve extensively tracking anyone across the globe. The cybercriminal reportedly claims that he can track international flight data, access tax records, and Interpol searches.

The hacker can reportedly access information using only an individual’s name and date of birth and in some cases passport numbers. The cybercriminal who uses the pseudonym Abrisk, can allegedly find past travel records or even sniff out details of his targets upcoming travel plans.

Posting on a Russian cybercrime forum Abrisk said he will provide information on the movement of people across the Russian Federation and, in many cases, beyond its borders.  He also stated that it was possible to get a list of passengers on a flight.

The hacker also reportedly boasts that he can deliver the information to clients within three to four days. In some cases, depending on the kind of data demanded by the client, even deliver within minutes. His services cost between $50 to $300, although some searches may cost more.

One site also reported that the services offered by the hacker boasted multiple positive reviews from satisfied clients praising the “quick” and “excellent” service. According to reports Abrisk’s service allegedly gained so much interest last month, it had to contend with several fraudsters impersonating the hacker.

It is believed that Abrisk retaliated by doxing the scammers, exposing their chat handles and bank account details. The hacker also allegedly began offering discounts for the service after a customer complained about a price hike. The customer claimed that other dark web vendors were offering the same services for around $10.

The cybercriminals allegedly claim to be able to access databases across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. Frighteningly, Abrisk he also reportedly brags about being able to conduct “international searches” by accessing Interpol’s database. The hacker has also claimed that he is able to provide information on whether law enforcement is hunting for a specific individual. This service could be handy for criminals to dodge the police or hide from capture.

Some security experts believe that the cybercriminal may be in cahoots with corrupt law enforcement officials for him to be able to access such sensitive data. There have been reports that Abrisk can also check tax records, credit histories, and property records.

On expert said that based on the data that the individual claims to have ongoing access to, the threat actor may have contacts in various law-enforcement agencies. He also said that there is a possibility that he may have links to corrupt individuals, who are running checks for the actor. Another service that Abrisk claims to offer is the ability to check individual names against Interpol red notices. Again, this would point to possible contacts within law-enforcement agencies.