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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:56 PM

Two Russian hackers charged in sweeping malware attack on U.S

Source: NBC

Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev are allegedly responsible for tens of millions of dollars in damages, and the attacks netted them over $3 million.

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Dec. 5, 2019, 10:12 AM EST / Updated Dec. 5, 2019, 11:07 AM EST

By Pete Williams, Ken Dilanian and Daniel Arkin

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two Russian nationals accused of carrying out one of the largest cybercrime sprees in history, orchestrating a string of attacks on computer systems in the United States and targeting victims in at least 11 states.

The accused were responsible for tens of millions of dollars in damages, and the attacks netted them over $3 million, according to court documents.

Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev are accused of planting malware on computers, attacking several institutions in Pennsylvania a bank, companies, a school district in addition to targets in other states, including a lumber company, a natural gas company, and a small organization of nuns in Chicago, according to a complaint unsealed Thursday.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-charge-two-russian-hackers-malware-attack-u-s-bank-n1096426

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:32 PM

1. Damn those Ukranians. They never stop framing the poor Russians.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:58 PM

3. The Russians have been doing this for years.

Back in 2011, 2012, 2013 there were some pretty big Russian-based attacks on various US companies or institutions. Some of them were found to have originated in "SE Ukraine or SW Russia". That describes the Donbas and adjacent territories over the border into Russia.

Hardly anybody cared. Domestic politics said they must not be made an important talking point.

It's like today, when there are also attacks based as frequently in China.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 03:51 PM

2. Attacking nuns? Mother Mary Johnette is gonna be SO mad. Would not want to be them.

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