A US court has sentenced a Russian hacker to 12 years in prison for stealing data on 100 million clients of over a dozen financial service companies. The damage amounted to more than $ 19 million.
According to The Moscow Times, citing the US Department of Justice, Andrey Tyurin, 37-year-old, pleaded guilty in 2019 admitting to computer intrusion, wire fraud, bank fraud and illegal online gambling offenses.
The US authorities accused Tyurin of making criminal profits from financial sector hacks from 2007 to 2015.
– From his home in Moscow, Andrei Tyurin played a major role in orchestrating and facilitating an international hacking campaign, – Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement.
JPMorgan Chase, American financial services holding, has become one of the main targets of hackers. As a result, more than 80 million customer data were stolen. In addition, financial companies E * Trade Financial Corp, Scottrade Inc and publisher of the Wall Street Journal News Corp’s Dow Jonesl were also targeted by the hackers.
According to Reuters, the hackers managed to collect personal information of 138 million customers of the companies. Companies targeted in the hacks seek $19.9 million in restitution from Tyurin.
Tyurin was arrested in the country of Georgia at the request of U.S. authorities in 2018, as one of several people charged with taking part in the scheme.
Prosecutors had previously charged two Israeli citizens, Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein, along with an American resident of Israel, Joshua Samuel Aaron, in connection with the scheme. Members of the conspiracy made hundreds of millions of dollars through criminal schemes using stolen information.