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Russians stole tens of millions of dollars in massive hacking scheme, officials say


December 6, 2019

. – FBI

Igor Olegovich Turashev, left, and Maksim Viktorovich Yakubets. The pair were charged Thursday in connection with a decade-long cyber-crime spree.

U.S. and British law enforcement officials announced charges Thursday against two Russian nationals they believe are responsible for separate global hacking schemes that deployed some of the largest pieces of malware ever seen to swipe tens of millions of dollars from the bank accounts of unsuspecting victims.

Officials identified those charged as Maksim Yakubets, of Moscow, and Igor Turashev, of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia. They said a $5 million reward is being offered for information that leads to Yakubets' capture - which they said was the largest such money offering yet for a cyber criminal.


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