On Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, US prosecutors filed documents to the United States District Court of California with new evidence accusing HushPuppi of fraud and money laundering in a US federal prison.
Hushpuppi allegedly assisted in the purchase and laundering of Economic Impact Payment debit cards obtained fraudulently from stolen data of US citizens and residents while incarcerated in a federal prison in the United States, according to court records.
Economic Impact Payments are a type of financial assistance provided by the US government to US citizens under the CARES Act. Debit cards are one of the ways eligible US residents receive their Economic Impact Payments.
According to court records, hackers utilize data from US people to file for and obtain Economic Impact Payments debit cards. They sell these EIP cards to other cyber criminals on underground markets.
In a court filing, US prosecutors stated that inmates have restricted access to phone calls, video calls, the internet, and computers, but that they are not monitored since inmates have a right to privacy. Hushpuppi, like the other detainees, was granted access.
However, security authorities at a US Federal penitentiary facility detected Hushpuppi using the internet more frequently between the 28th of January and the 4th of March 2022.
They got an order to record Hushpuppi’s activities after learning that he had been arrested for internet-related crimes. For him, a special system was set up, and his activities were logged for seven days.
Hushpuppi was discovered to be buying EIP debit cards from StimulusCard (“https://stimuluscard.com/”), an underground cyber criminal marketplace. Hushpuppi purchased 58 EIP debit cards with a total value of $429,800 on the site while being recorded and laundered the money through one AJ.
Read the following statement;
Hushpuppi is still running things even in an American prison.
In court documents posted by a US journalist, the FBI secretly monitored Hushpuppi activities using prison internet for 7days.
In 7days, Hush has stolen credit cards worth 429,800 USDollars.
IN 7DAYS. In USA Prison. pic.twitter.com/TKAiSG093a
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