A Russian hacker who helped attack several major U.S. financial institutions has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
Andrei Tyurin, 37, of Moscow, previously pled guilty to numerous charges in connection with a widespread hacking operation that allegedly took in hundreds of millions of dollars by targeting U.S. financial institutions, brokerage firms, and financial news publishers.
Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that he’s been sentenced to 144 months in prison, to forfeit US$19.2 million in ill-gotten gains, and three years of supervised release. The court will hold a hearing in April to determine a restitution order.
Tyurin pled guilty to charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and to violate online gambling laws, among other charges.
“From his home in Moscow, Andrei Tyurin played a major role in orchestrating and facilitating an international hacking campaign that included one of the largest thefts of U.S. customer data from a single financial institution in history, stealing the personal information of more than 80 million J.P. Morgan Chase customers,” said Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District, in a release.
Along with the hack against J.P. Morgan Chase, other targets included E*Trade, Scottrade, and the Wall Street Journal.
The hacking in turn facilitated securities market manipulation, illegal online gambling and payment processing fraud schemes, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Tyurin was extradited to the U.S. in 2018 to face charges in the case. He begins serving his prison sentence immediately.