Jpmorgan Hack Key Suspect is in US Custody Now
A Russian man's extradition was announced by the federal authorities, who, as per them took part in an extensive and historic computer-hacking campaign that includes the largest customer data theft, from a financial institution of United States.
Andrei Tyurin, aged 35, was extradited from Georgia, and has been posed with various charges stemming from scheme, which targeted the American financial institutions, financial news publishers and brokerage firms, along with the other US companies, as per a statement issued from U.S. attorney's office of Manhattan.
Though Tyurin was not named in the case till he appeared in the court on early September (i.e. on 7th), he had always been elusive from many years. Besides, it was not clear that whether Tyurin would go to US, as Russia also wanted Tyurin to be extradited. In fact, many believed that the mysterious suspect will never reach the American shores ever. Many other suspects are either been pleaded guilty or convicted, as posted on September 9, 2018, in engadget.com.
Investigators said that Tyurin further used his hacking for also helping the illegal internet casino, illegal gambling business as well as international payment processors that allowed the other alleged thieves in processing the payments by debit or credit cards. This has been done for the illegal pharmaceutical distributors, illegal bitcoin exchange, purveyors of counterfeit or malicious "anti-virus" software, and for the internet casinos owned by them, as per the investigators. Andrei Tyurin along with his co-conspirators has made over $18 Million profits, the investigators added.
On Friday afternoon, Tyurin appeared in the Manhattan federal court and has pleaded for not being guilty to the charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft, and computer hacking. Florian Miedel, his lawyer, declined to make any comment.
As per the press release issued by the Justice Department, Tyurin, if convicted, can face imprisonment for decades. As the others are cooperating with the authorities in the hacking case of JP Morgan, therefore Tyurin has to now decide on whether he would like to make a deal or wants to face the prosecution. This is an unexpected turn in the case, as few believed that Tyurin would be extradited to U.S. It is believed that his far-fetched contacts within the criminals can help the authorities in investigations of other cases, which also includes 2016 Presidential election as well.
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