NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, January 15, 2010

JiLsi in Court Posted by Mikko @ 07:20 GMT

Renu Renukanth Subramaniam aka JiLsiYesterday in Blackfriars Crown Court in London, Mr. Renu Subramaniam aka JiLsi pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to defraud" and to five counts of "furnishing false information". Judge John Hillen warned it was "inevitable" he faced a "substantial sentence".

This is the last development in the Darkmarket Sting Operation, where FBI hero Special Agent Keith Mularski worked undercover for two years, operating a message forum for online criminals, posing as one of them. The operation ended last fall with 60 arrests around the world.

The most famous arrest to come out of this sting operation was the arrest of ´┐Żağatay Evyapan in Turkey. Mr. Evyapan, known online as "cha0" was arrested in a raid by a special unit of the Turkish police.

JiLsi was one of the co-administrators of Darkmarket with agent Mularski and had no idea he was working with a "fed".

For more information and screenshots we took from inside Darkmarket when it was still up, see our blog post from last May.