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Alleged Russian Hacker With Ties To ‘Notorious Cybercriminals’ Arrested In LA

As it is Friday night we may well start the weekend with some good news.

 

10th February 2017  By Jai Vijayan

 

Alexander Tverdokhlebov is being held on charges of conspiring with another hacker to steal money from online bank accounts.

 

Law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles have arrested a Russian-born individual on charges that he stole money from thousands of U.S. bank accounts in a cybercrime career dating back to at least 2008.

 

In court papers filed in connection with the February 1 arrest, prosecuting attorneys described Alexander Tverdokhlebov as a well-connected member of several elite Russian-speaking cybercrime forums engaged in extensive money laundering services, selling stolen personal data, and malware tools.

 

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