The court ordered the Russian hacker extradited to the U.S. to pay nearly $20 million

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The U.S. Court of the Southern District of New York ordered Russian Andrei Tyurin, sentenced to 12 years in prison for hacking and wire fraud, to pay nearly $20 million.

According to the opinion, the Russian citizen is obliged to pay a total of $19,952,861 in compensation to the victims of his crimes.

Earlier, a U.S. court sentenced Tyurin to 12 years in prison. According to Judge Laura Taylor Swain, the Russian citizen was sentenced to “a total of 144 months in prison. It is noted that upon his release, the man will be deported to Russia. The judge also took into account the fact that he contracted a new coronavirus in prison.

In September 2019, Tyurin pleaded guilty to committing cyber attacks against a number of companies from the United States. The Russian was accused of hacking into computer systems and stealing information about 80 million customers of various financial companies. Among the affected firms were JPMorgan Chase, Dow Jones, and 10 other large organizations that specialize in brokerage and finance.

In 2018, Tyurin was detained in Georgia at the request of the United States, after which he was extradited to U.S. authorities. At the time, the U.S. Secret Service claimed that the Russian was responsible for “the largest ever theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution.”

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