Russian Charged for Hacking High Profile US Targets

A Russian man by the name of Andrei Tyurin has been extradited to the US and charged for his involvement in a massive hacking campaign that included the likes of JP Morgan Chase.

Tyurin was part of a cyber criminal gang that attacked US banks, brokers, and financial news firms in 2012 to 2015. The Department of Justice said that the group was able to steal information for around 100 million US citizens.

The cyber criminals reportedly used a number of technical tricks to penetrate accounts, including the use of the Heartbleed malware which is used to access sensitive information in a computer’s memory.

Source: BBC

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