US Department of Justice: Two Russian citizens pleaded guilty to cybercrime

The damage caused by the activities of cybercriminals is estimated at millions of dollars.

The US Department of Justice has announced the criminal prosecution of members of an organized criminal community that provided services of so-called “elusive hosting,” which allowed their clients to conduct illegal activities, including the distribution of malware and attacks on financial institutions in the United States. According to court documents, this activity was carried out from 2008 to 2015.

The group consisted of four people: Russian citizens Alexander Grechishkin and Andrey Skvortsov, Lithuanian citizen Alexander Skorodumov, and Estonian citizen Pavel Stassi. All of them admitted their guilt.

“For many years, the defendants have facilitated the work of an international network of cybercriminals, providing anonymity for their criminal activities,” said Timothy Waters, an agent with the Detroit FBI office. – As a result, the victims of criminals in the United States lost millions of dollars. The guilty pleas of the accused are a wake-up call to cyber criminals around the world… Anyone who promotes or benefits from cybercrime will be held accountable.” Sentencing of Stassi, Skorodumov, Grechishkin, and Skvortsov is scheduled for June 3, June 29, July 8, and September 16, respectively. Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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