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Greek court clears extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect to US

ATHENS (Reuters) – A Greek court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man suspected of using a bitcoin exchange to launder billions of dollars.

Alexander Vinnik is accused by U.S. authorities of using BTC-e — a digital currency exchange — to launder more than $4 billion since 2011 for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking.

Russia has also sought Vinnik’s extradition on lesser fraud charges but he does not plan to challenge that request.

If extradited to the United States Vinnik, 37, faces up to 55 years in prison. He denies the charges and his lawyers have appealed Wednesday’s decision to Greece’s Supreme Court.

Greece’s justice minister can approve extradition to one country and block the other in the event of competing requests from two or more countries.

Vinnik was arrested in a small beachside village

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Greek court clears US extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) – A Greek court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian, also wanted by Moscow, suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency bitcoin.

Alexander Vinnik, the alleged mastermind of a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring, is one of seven Russians arrested or indicted worldwide this year on U.S. cybercrime charges.

Since his arrest in a beachside village in northern Greece in late July, Moscow has also requested he be returned home, as it has previously done with other nationals wanted by the U.S.

Vinnik, who appealed Wednesday’s decision, is accused of running BTC-e — a digital currency exchange used to trade bitcoin — to facilitate crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking since 2011.

U.S. authorities also linked him to the failure of Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked. They

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US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

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Bitcoin's value has been extremely volatile but recent months

Bitcoin’s value has been extremely volatile but recent months

Moscow has requested the extradition of

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Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million online identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Roman Seleznev, 33, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering scheme, and another count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charges were filed in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia, and the plea deal for both cases was finalized on Thursday.

In April, Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison by a federal court in Washington for his role in a cyber assault involving hacking into point of sale computers to steal credit card numbers.

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The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million online identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Roman Seleznev, 33, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering scheme, and another count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charges were filed in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia, and the plea deal for both cases was finalized on Thursday.

In April, Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison by a federal court in Washington for his role in a cyber assault involving hacking into point of sale computers to steal credit card numbers.

Read the whole story from Reuters.

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Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million online identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Roman Seleznev, 33, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering scheme, and another count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charges were filed in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia, and the plea deal for both cases was finalized on Thursday.

In April, Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison by a federal court in Washington for his role in a cyber assault involving hacking into point of sale computers to steal credit card numbers.

He was arrested in the Maldives and brought to the United States to face charges.

The Russian

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Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two separate criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday.

Roman Seleznev, 33, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering scheme, and another count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charges were filed in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia.

The plea deals in the two cases come just a few months after he was sentenced in April to 27 years in prison by a federal court in Washington for his role in the cyber assault. He was arrested in the Maldives and brought to the United States to face charges.

Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by David Gregorio

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Breakdown of Russian cyber criminal arrests in the US reveals a record high

US action against suspected Russian cyber criminals has surged to a record high this year despite efforts by President Donald Trump to improve ties with Moscow.

The United States has arrested or indicted seven Russians on US cyber crime charges in 2017. On average, just two Russian cyber criminals were extradited to the United States each year between 2010 and the start of this year.

Below is a breakdown of the arrests and indictments so far this year:

Stanislav Lisov

Arrested in Spain on Jan. 13, aged 32.

Lisov, also known by hacker names “Black” and “Blackf”, according to court documents, is accused of creating the “NeverQuest” banking trojan which targeted customers of

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Breakdown of Russian cyber criminal arrests in the US reveals a …

US action against suspected Russian cyber criminals has surged to a record high this year despite efforts by President Donald Trump to improve ties with Moscow.

The United States has arrested or indicted seven Russians on US cyber crime charges in 2017. On average, just two Russian cyber criminals were extradited to the United States each year between 2010 and the start of this year.

Below is a breakdown of the arrests and indictments so far this year:

Stanislav Lisov

Arrested in Spain on Jan. 13, aged 32.

Lisov, also known by hacker names “Black” and “Blackf”, according to court documents, is accused of creating the “NeverQuest” banking trojan which targeted customers of

Read more at: https://in.news.yahoo.com/breakdown-russian-cyber-criminal-arrests-114642383.html