Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Two Russians plead guilty to cyberattacks on American organizations

We are talking about 34-year-old Alexander Grichishkin and Andrei Skvortsov

Russians Alexander Grichishkin (34 years old), his peer Andrei Skvortsov, as well as 33-year-old Lithuanian native Alexander Skorodumov and 30-year-old Estonian citizen Pavel Stassi were responsible for helping to organize hacker attacks. Each of them faces up to 20 years in prison.

According to the investigation, from 2008 to 2015, the defendants provided hosting services used by cybercriminals to spread malware and attacks on financial institutions and US citizens. Thus, the defendants helped their clients to avoid detection by law enforcement agencies.

The FBI and law enforcement agencies of Great Britain, Estonia and Germany took part in the investigation of these crimes. The attackers pleaded guilty in February and March 2021. They will be sentenced on June 3, June 29, July 8 and September 16. On this charge, the criminals face a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Earlier, Russian citizen Sergei Medvedev was sentenced by a court in Nevada to 10 years in prison for committing cyber crimes as part of a group, the damage from which amounted to $ 568 million. Sergei Medvedev, was one of the leaders of the Internet site In Fraud We Trust: an organization that bought, sold and distributed stolen identities, compromised bank cards, personal, financial and banking information, and malware.

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