U.S. extradites Russian accused in hack of JPMorgan Chase

The U.S. has announced the extradition of accused Russian hacker Andrei Tyurin from the nation of Georgia for his alleged role in a hacking campaign against American financial institutions, according to the Department of Justice. “Tyurin’s alleged hacking activities were so prolific, they lay claim to the largest theft of U.S. customer data from a single financial institution in history, accounting for a staggering 80 million-plus victims,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said Friday. “As Americans increasingly turn to online banking, theft of online personal information can cause devastating effects on their financial wellbeing, sometimes taking years to recover.” The indictment against Tyurin does not mention the hacking targets by name, but details — the number of victims, the time of the breach, the co-conspirators, the location of the victim, etc — line up with those related to the 2014 hack of JPMorgan Chase, which led to the theft of names … Continue reading U.S. extradites Russian accused in hack of JPMorgan Chase