Pretrial investigation against Avalanche organizer Kapkanov finished

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Avalanche cyber network existed for about seven years; law enforcers from 30 countries search for its partakers
14:33, 31 August 2021

Andriy Shevchenko Twitter

The pretrial investigation on the case of organizer of Avalanche cyber network Hennadiy Kapkanov, the citizen of Poltava, has finished as the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.

“The investigators of the Chief investigative department of the National Police of Ukraine…have finished the pretrial investigation in the criminal proceeding on the suspicion in the involvement of a 37-year-old citizen of Poltava in the activity of the interstate criminal group that created Avalanche cyber network,” the message says.

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During the pretrial investigation, it was established that the network includes the citizens of Ukraine, Georgia, and Romania. Avalanche covered a difficult global network of servers and it was developed to provide the cybercriminals with the free infrastructure of domains, through which it is possible to post and spread different types of malicious software, readdress traffic from infected computers, and hold machinations on money laundering.

According to the investigation, money received by the illicit way, including $334,500, was legalized in Ukraine through holding of financial operation through systems of internet calculation opened for nominee names.

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The Avalanche cyber network existed for about seven years. The operation on its liquidation engaged the law enforcers from 30 world countries. In 2016, on November 30, the cyber network was liquidated as a result of the international special operation; while a 33-year-old citizen and organizer of Avalanche were detained in Poltava. He faces up to 12 years of imprisonment.

Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the arrest in Kyiv of the organizer of the international criminal cyber network Avalanche. During the searches in the apartment of the offender, the laptop, flash-cards and money were seized. It was reported that the court hearing that was to choose a measure of restraint for him should have been held on February 27.


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