Men from Ukraine and New York indicted in U.S. cybercrime case

Jonathan Stempel reports:

Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of three men they accuse of being members of an international cybercrime ring that tried to steal at least $15 million by hacking into U.S. customer accounts at 14 financial institutions and the Department of Defense’s payroll service.

Oleksiy Sharapka, 33, and Leonid Yanovitsky, 39, both of Kiev, Ukraine; and Richard Gundersen, 47, of Brooklyn, New York, were each indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft, and aggravated identity theft.

[…] computer networks that were hacked belonged to Aon Hewitt, Automatic Data Processing Inc, Citibank NA, eBay Inc’s PayPal, Electronic Payments Inc, Fundtech Holdings LLC, iPayment Inc, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Nordstrom Bank, TD Ameritrade, TIAA-CREF, USAA, Veracity Payment Solutions Inc, and the Defense Department‘s finance and accounting service.

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