The US State Department is offering up to $ 1 million in rewards for information that will help arrest two Ukrainian citizens wanted for cybercrimes, as Evropeyska Pravda reports, referring to the statement made public on July 22 by the State Department.
"The US State Department announces a reward of up to $ 1 million for the provision of information that will help arrest and prosecute two citizens of Ukraine - Artem Radchenko and Oleksandr Yeremenko - for participation in transnational organized crime, in particular cybercrime," in the message.
Rewards for helping to find hackers are offered through the TOCRP, a reward program for fighting transnational organized crime.
It is noted that the US authorities filed charges against men back in January 2019. They were related to their participation in the scheme of information exchange obtained by infiltrating the database of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
In a 16-point indictment filed with the US District Court in New York, the US Department of Justice accused Yeremenko and Radchenko of fraudulent digital activities and conspiracy to carry out such activities.
"The prosecution claims that Radchenko and Eremenko hacked the data collection and analysis system of the Securities and Exchange Commission and stole thousands of confidential files, which were then sold for their own benefit," the State Department recalls.
After that, the Commission filed a civil suit against Eremenko and several other individuals and legal entities.
As we reported before, EU member states have received a proposal from the German government to impose new sanctions against Russia in connection with a hacker attack on the German Bundestag that was carried out five years ago