Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Cyber Crime: Account Hackers - From Russia to New Hampshire

Pat Grossmith writes on The New Hampshire Union Leader:

A Hampton man is charged in New York in an international theft ring that hacked into computers and stole log-in information, gaining access to users' online bank and brokerage accounts.

Alexey Mineev's role in the 15-month international scam, which allegedly involved a New York man and a Russian, is outlined in indictments issued Nov. 25 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

The gang of thieves was caught when federal investigators, using a confidential informant, duped them into transferring funds to a "drop" account under their control.

Mineev, along with Aleksey Volynskiy of Manhattan and Alexander Bobnev of Volgograd, Russia, are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and multiple counts of bank fraud/money laundering.

More here.


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