Russian Hacker Confesses to the Largest Cybercrime in the USA
36-year-old Andrei Tyurin confessed to the largest of the known cyber attacks against financial institutions. Russian citizen Andrei Tyurin was arrested in Georgia in 2018 and then extradited to the USA. As it became known, recently he confessed the largest of the known cyber attacks against financial institutions. Tyurin admitted that he participated in the theft of data from more than 80 million clients of JPMorgan Chase & Co and other institutions. The cyberattack brought hacker hundreds of millions of dollars. In total, Tyurin is accused of stealing data from 12 financial organizations. He can be sentenced to a long term of imprisonment for up to 30 years. According to the investigation, Tyurin carried out hacker attacks on American companies, including stealing the personal data of more than 100 million people from 2012 to mid-2015. Tyurin acted as part of a criminal group, the other three members of which were in Israel. Two of them were arrested by the Israeli authorities in 2015 and extradited to the United States in 2016, the third was arrested by the US authorities in 2016.