Article: Russian cybercriminal sentenced to 12 years for ‘massive hacking campaign’ impacting 100 million US citizens

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Russian cybercriminal sentenced to 12 years for ‘massive hacking campaign’ impacting 100 million US citizens

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. Continue reading “Article: Russian cybercriminal sentenced to 12 years for ‘massive hacking campaign’ impacting 100 million US citizens”

Article: Russian Hacker Jailed in U.S. for $19M Fraud

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Russian Hacker Jailed in U.S. for $19M Fraud

The Moscow Times, 08 January 2021

A Russian hacker was sentenced to 12 years in a U.S. prison Thursday for consumer data theft worth $19 million from 100 million customers of over a dozen financial service companies, the Justice Department said.

Andrei Tyurin, 37, pleaded guilty in 2019 after his extradition from the country of Georgia the previous year, admitting to computer intrusion, wire fraud, bank fraud and illegal online gambling offenses. The U.S. accused him of making criminal profits from financial sector hacks between 2007 and mid-2015. Continue reading “Article: Russian Hacker Jailed in U.S. for $19M Fraud”

Article: Russian hacker pleads guilty in ‘massive’ stock market cyberattack

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Russian hacker pleads guilty in ‘massive’ stock market cyberattack

Jeff Elder, 28 September 2019

This week a Russian hacker pleaded guilty in what the U.S. Department of Justice called “a massive computer hacking campaign targeting U.S. financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers, and other companies.”

The Southern District of New York case includes dramatic events in which Andrei Tyurin made “an effort to artificially inflate the price of certain stocks” and then “marketed the stocks in a deceptive and misleading manner” to customers whose contact information he stole from companies including an unnamed major financial news agency. Continue reading “Article: Russian hacker pleads guilty in ‘massive’ stock market cyberattack”

Article: Russian national confesses to biggest bank hack in US history

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Russian national confesses to biggest bank hack in US history

DAN GOODIN, 24 September 2019

A Russian national has admitted to carrying out the largest-known computer hack on a US bank. His 2014 breach of JPMorgan Chase generated hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit revenue and stole the data of more than 80 million JPMorgan clients.

Andrei Tyurin, 35, whose last name is also spelled Tiurin, also pleaded guilty to hacks against other US financial institutions, brokerage firms, and other companies. In all, he pleaded guilty in federal court to computer intrusion, wire fraud, bank fraud, and illegal online gambling as part of a securities-fraud scheme carried out by co-conspirators. Continue reading “Article: Russian national confesses to biggest bank hack in US history”