Data Theft Suspect Extradited to U.S.

Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 05:09 PM gHale

A 35-year-old Russian man ended up extradited to the United States from Georgia to face charges over the theft of customer data from JPMorgan Chase and Dow Jones.

Andrei Tyurin is facing charges of orchestrating major hacking crimes against U.S. financial institutions, brokerage firms and financial news publishers, including the largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution.

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The schemes from 2012 to mid-2015 included the theft of personal information of over 100 million customers of the victim companies, said federal prosecutors.

The scheme compromised data from millions of customers of JPMorgan Chase and other firms, previously identified as the Dow Jones media group and online brokers ETrade and Scottrade.

Tyurin, originally from Moscow, ended up arrested in Georgia at the request of U.S. authorities.

He faces 10 charges on multiple conspiracy counts, as well as wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and four counts of computer hacking. The most serious charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

Three others, Israeli citizens Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein, and American Joshua Aaron ended up arrested in 2015 and 2016.

Tyurin appeared before a Manhattan federal court Friday and has another scheduled court hearing September 25, prosecutors said.



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