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For the past 24 years, Sid Dukic has lived a quiet life with his wife and daughter, tucked away in a small red-brick house hidden from the street by two sycamores in front and a hill on the side. The only view on the other side is a house that has proudly flown an American flag over the years. Any neighboring Patriots might have some concerns about Dukic. Until recently, at least.
Earlier this month, immigration police raided her home and claimed her birth name was Miljkovic, not Dukic. The charges and a search warrant last week revealed that he was on Interpol’s Red Notice list and was wanted by authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for allegedly committing war crimes during the Bosnian War.
While he may be able to change his name, he cannot change his face nor his fingerprints. His biometric markers helped confirm his true identity, according to the DHS, which said it used facial recognition and fingerprint software to match US records for Dukić with Bosnia and Herzegovina files for Miljkovic. Can be done with
No further information has been provided by US or foreign law enforcement regarding his alleged war crimes. Arrested last week, just as he was about to leave for Cancun with his wife, Miljkovic (or Dusic) posted $30,000 bail as he awaits further action from the courts.
He is now accused of making a false statement while applying for a US passport. It is unclear whether he will also face trial for war crimes. Neither attorneys for the defendants nor DHS had provided comment at the time of publication. Interpol did not respond to a request for comment.
In a search warrant application for his East Ridge home, the DHS claimed that he had twice previously tried to file for entry to the US under the name Miljkovic in the 1990s, a third time in 1999 using the Dukik surname. tried. The last one was successful and since then, Dukic has flown under the radar of the authorities. forbes Little could be found in the way of business history or any social media profiles for the defendant. Neither the criminal complaint nor the search warrant for the case indicate how or why he was identified as a suspect. A call to his phone number went unanswered.
In recent months, various agencies have been monitoring his home, with officers on the ground and a Customs and Border Protection aviation unit watching from the skies. A pole camera was also installed across the street as agents observed the suspect leaving the house.
When Homeland Security Investigations raided the home, they found, among other items, “foreign military headwear,” a Serbian flag and an itinerary for a flight to Zagreb, Croatia, according to a search warrant execution document.
Croatia was one of the belligerents in the Bosnian War, which lasted from 1992 to 1995. After years of conflict, claims of ethnic cleansing and mass rape, war crimes were alleged and punished, leading to one of the more infamous atrocities, the Srebrenica massacre. In which the Bosnian Serb forces killed 7,000 people.
Illinois hospital first linked to shutdown of ransomware attack
When SMP Health was hacked in 2021 and ransomware prevented the hospital from submitting insurance claims, it went into a financial spiral that will kick off this week, NBC News reports.
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Based on data reported to the agency between October 2013 and December 2022, the cost of a business email compromise — where companies’ email accounts are hacked and cyber criminals redirect money transfers — is $50 million, according to the FBI, based on data reported to the agency between October 2013 and December 2022. billion has been reached. The actual cost is likely to be far away. High.
The Wall Street Journal looks at North Korea’s hacking operations, specifically its use of fake online techniques that try to gain a foothold in cryptocurrency companies and then siphon off funds for its nuclear program.
winner of the week
Senior US officials claim they used Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – which allows for the interception of foreign communications – to identify the hacker who hit Colonial Pipeline in 2021 with ransomware, an acronym for Gasoline Due to lack of US agencies are trying to get the law renewed as it is set to expire at the end of the year.
loser of the week
Back in 2014, cryptocurrency exchange MT Gox was forced out of business, in large part due to being hacked. It is only now that the Justice Department has dropped charges against two Russians – Alexey Belychenko and Aleksandr Werner – it claims were involved in laundering 647,000 bitcoins (worth over $400 million at the time) stolen from Mt. Gox. were responsible for. As UK tech publication The Register notes, it is unclear why it has taken so long for the DOJ to quash the charges, given that they were initially filed in 2019.