Jessica Haworth, 08 January 2021
A Russian citizen has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a “massive” computer hacking campaign that saw the theft of 100 million individuals’ data.
Andrei Tyurin, 37, of Moscow, was handed a 144-month detention order by a New York court yesterday for his part in the cybercrime operation against US financial institutions, brokerage firms, news publishers, and other targets.
Together with a team of co-conspirators, Tyurin played a “major role” in one of the biggest thefts of financial data in US history, stealing the personal information of more than 80 million JP Morgan Chase Bank customers.
Tyurin pleaded guilty to charges of computer intrusion, wire fraud, bank fraud, and illegal online gambling offenses, a statement from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) reads.