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Russia sentences Ukrainian hacker for embezzlement of funds

“Promsvyazbank”, “Uralsib”, “Trast”, and “Zenit” banks became the “victims” of the hackers
08:00, 7 February 2019

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Ukrainian hacker Yuriy Lysenko, accused of embezzling of Russia’s commercial banks for $15,15 million, was sentenced to 13 years behind the bars, as Moscow Court rules, TASS reported.

The investigation defined that the group of hackers led by Lysenko was embezzling means from the accounts of Russian banks’ clients in July-November 2014, and then they were restoring the balance by the means of the credit organizations.

Related: Hacker who leaked personal data of politicians detained in Germany

“Promsvyazbank”, “Uralsib”, “Trast”, and “Zenit” banks became the “victims” of the hackers.

13 people are suspected in this case apart from Lysenko. They face punishment for fraud, theft, and organizing criminal gang.

Related: Ukraine's cyber police expose hacker who collected passwords and personal information

As we reported earlier, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) revealed and blocked 360 cyber incidents in 2018. 29 people who were involved in the cyber incidents were served with charge papers. The court received the investigation materials. 20 sentences came into force.

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