LAS VEGAS — A U.S. judge in Law Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a famed British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.
Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained international celebrity status within the hacker community in May when he was credited with neutralizing the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack.
His attorney, Adrian Lobo, told reporters he would not be released on Friday because the clerk’s office for the court closed before his defense team could post the bail.
DEHRADUN: Working on cases of cyber-crime and withdrawal of money from banks using fraudulent ways, teams of Special Task Force (STF) Uttarakhand camped in naxal-infested areas of Jharkhand for over three weeks and arrested an accused from Giridih district. While the main accused in these cases managed to escape, the STF was successful in tracing Rs 2.8 lakh cash one gold ring, 350 gram silver ornaments, mobile phone and several sim cards.
Probing seven cases of cyber fraud in which money was fraudulently withdrawn and thereafter deposited in bank accounts in other states, the STF team found a strong connection with Jharkhand. Closer study found the involvement of people residing in Naxal areas. Following which, three STF teams camped in Devghar, Jamtara, Giridih and Dhanbad for a period of 25 days.
Investigating the matter, the men-in-khaki found that the mobile
Martyshev was extradited from Latvia to the US sometime in late June or early July to face charges of cyber fraud: he allegedly illegally collected private financial information from bank card holders and ran one of the largest hacker marketplaces on the dark web.
Russia takes a dim view of having its citizens prosecuted for crimes in the United States. “We consider this arrest as another case of kidnapping of Russian citizens by US authorities in violation of the current bilateral agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters from 1999. The Embassy demands from the American side unconditional observance of the legitimate rights and interests of the Russian citizen,” the embassy said in a Facebook post Wednesday.
The embassy said Friday that it would continue to provide all consular support to Martyshev while he was imprisoned. They also noted that the conditions Martyshev is being kept in are “normal.”
The prison cell accommodates two people, according to the embassy.
Martyshev has a right to call Russia, and his relatives are expected to wire money to him
Allison Burchett has been offered two plea deals and has a week to decide if she will accept one of those deals or go to trial. wochit
Knox County’s top prosecutor inked approval of a proposed plea deal for Knox County’s former first lady in a cyberattack despite an ongoing probe of a hacking involving potential witnesses, the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee has learned.
Allison Burchett is expected Thursday to announce at a hearing in Knox County Criminal Court whether she will take a deal to avoid trial in a 13-count indictment accusing her of a cyberattack on the estranged wife of her millionaire beau, Bandit Lites owner Michael Strickland.
That deal was offered, the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee