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New York court sentenced Russian hacker to 12 years in prison

Andrey Tyurin played a key role in stealing personal data of tens of millions of clients of a large American bank

Andrei Tyurin, a 37-year-old Muscovite, was sentenced Thursday by a federal court in Manhattan to 12 years in prison on charges of hacking computer networks, electronic fraud, banking fraud, and online gambling crimes. This is stated in the message of Audrey Strauss, Acting Attorney for the Southern District of New York..

The prosecutor’s office said that Tyurin was a participant in a hacking campaign that targeted American financial institutions, brokerage firms, financial news publishers and other companies..New York court sentenced Russian hacker to 12 years in prison Tyurin carried out these attacks by colluding with accomplices – Jeri Shalon, Joshua Aaron and Ziv Orenstein..

With the help of various criminal schemes, Tyurin and his accomplices received illegal proceeds in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The investigation was able to prove that the Russian received a personal profit of more than $ 19 million as a result of his hacker activities.

The prosecutor’s office said that Tyurin played an important role in organizing one of the largest thefts of customer data of a financial institution in American history. It is about the theft of personal data of 80 million customers of JP Morgan Chase bank.

In September 2018, the Georgian authorities extradited a Russian hacker to the United States at the request of the American authorities. Since then Tyurin has been in custody awaiting trial.

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