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Russian Father and Son Indicted with Elaborate Card Fraud

A man from Russia along with his son is accused of committing multiple frauds following a declaration by the U.S. authorities of an indictment that delineates 9 counts of offences since 2007, as per federal prosecutors, published PCWorld dated January 18, 2012.

54-year-old Vladimir Zdorovenin, the Russian man, and Krill Zdorovenin, his son face charges of utilizing malware for garnering financial account particulars, identity information and card numbers from Internet-users during 2004-05. Further, they purchased card numbers that had been stolen and bought items they traded in personal enterprises online, it's alleged.

The indictment further alleges that both father and son surfed online for making illegal access to U.S-located victims' financial accounts from where they transferred alternatively tried doing so huge sums-of-dollars to their own controlled bank accounts.

Preet Bharara US Attorney of Manhattan stated that the Zdorovenins committed chains of cyber-crimes within Russia which attacked US nationals and inflicted chaos in their financial and other personal data, and subsequently utilized it for making fake buying as also for tampering with stock-prices. InfoSecurity published this on January 19, 2012.

Meanwhile according to FBI, nobody can escape its reach if he's someone who thinks that even by committing cyber-crime he can remain hidden behind protection and anonymity of IP address hosted in Russia. This' an absolute reminder the prosecution entails.

Adding to that, Assistant Director-in-Charge of FBI, Janice K. Fedarcyk said that the egregious behavior which Mr. Zdorovenin exuded demonstrated the reality of cyber-crimes' secret world, since he as well as his son apparently cheated end-users off their wealth via techniques of credit card compromising through fake businesses they'd set up. Besides, Zdorovenin allegedly loaded malicious software for gaining admission into consumers' brokerage accounts, buying or selling their stocks, and thereby tapering with their prices, the director recounted. InfoSecurity published this.

Reportedly, during May 2007, prosecutors sealed the indictment. On 27th March, 2011, Mr. Zdorovenin got held in Zurich from where he was extradited abroad, reaching USA on 16th January 2012. The authority assigned with the case has been Paul G. Gardephe, U.S. District Judge. Currently, Zdorovenin has jail sentence for up to 142 years.

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