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Andrei TYURIN – The Russian Hacker Looking For 97 Years Prison Term

Since Gery SHALON’s arrest in July 2015, the U.S. authorities have chased his co-conspirators. It is known to the authorities that SHALON has excellent contacts into the Russian hacker scene. His partner Vladislav SMIRNOV is one of the leading Russian cybercriminals and a notorious spammer and hacker. Another co-conspirator it the Russian hacker Andrei TYURIN.

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Andrei TYURIN, 36, a Russian citizen who is alleged to have performed key cyber-work in a hack of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and about a dozen other companies, was extradited to New York in September 2018 from the Republic of Georgia. It was the unlikely culmination of a years-long hunt by U.S. authorities in the Gery SHALON case around securities fraud, money laundering, credit-card fraud, and distributed-denial-of-services (DDOS) attacks.

Tyurin’s deep web of contacts in the criminal underground could make him useful in a wide range of investigations, including the hacking of the 2016 presidential election, insiders to the case said. Allegedly, there had been attempts by Russian intelligence to recruit Tyurin and had provided evidence of those efforts to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The hacker also appeared to do an extensive reconnaissance of bank systems and undertook other activity not strictly related to Shalon’s stock scheme.

The Indiction

TYURIN is charged with 10 counts with a maximum prison term of 82 years.

  • one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking, which carries a maximum prison term of five years;
  • one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 30 years;
  • four counts of computer hacking, each of which carries a maximum prison term of five years;
  • one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of five years;
  • one count of conspiracy to violate the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which carries a maximum prison term of five years;
  • one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 30 years; and
  • aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory consecutive term of imprisonment of two years

U.S. Authorities on TYURIN

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Andrei Tyurin, a Russian national, is alleged to have participated in a global hacking campaign that targeted major financial institutions, brokerage firms, news agencies, and other companies.  Tyurin’s alleged hacking activities were so prolific, they lay claim to the largest theft of U.S. customer data from a single financial institution in history, accounting for a staggering 80 million-plus victims. As Americans increasingly turn to online banking, theft of online personal information can cause devastating effects on their financial wellbeing, sometimes taking years to recover“.

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said:  “Andrei Tyurin allegedly engaged in a long-running effort to hack into the systems of U.S. based financial institutions, brokerage firms and financial news publishers, all from the perceived safety of operating outside our borders.  As alleged, his illegal acts included the historically largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution”

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