Russian Man Charged Over ‘Massive’ US Hack Attacks

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A Russian man extradited to the US has been charged with hacking into US banks, brokers and financial news firms.

Andrei Tyurin is accused of being part of a gang that conducted an “extensive hacking” campaign from 2012-15.

One of the most high-profile victims was JP Morgan Chase, which lost data on 80 million customers.

Mr Tyurin was extradited to the US from Georgia to face charges of wire and bank fraud and computer hacking.

In total, the gang behind the attacks on US financial institutions is believed to have stolen information on more than 100 million Americans, said the Department of Justice (DoJ) in a statement.

Read the original article here: bbc.com


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