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Russian hackers in the US may get 20 years offline

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A US court has found two Russian hackers guilty of bank fraud involving over $1.3 million.

The investigation proved that the fraudsters were breaking into computer systems belonging to a range of companies and, using the discovered banking data, stole money from their bank accounts.

The court suspects that the fraudsters were part of a larger gang that employed Russian youngsters who opened bank accounts where the stolen funds were transferred. After that, Russians withdrew the money and distributed it among accomplices.
The verdict will be delivered in 90 days.
Two criminals – 25-year-old Dmitry Krivosheev and 24-year-old Maksim Illarionov – are facing fines of about $250,000 and prison sentences of up to 20 years.
The third accused, 25-year-old Aleksey Petrov, was released.
This is not the first time that Russian hackers were taken to court on bank fraud charges in the US. Just recently,another six youngsters were accused of a major computer hacking scam against US banks. Some of the young men got off with fines and some were sentenced to six months in prison.

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