A US man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in a cyber crime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and Government agencies.
The effort attempted to steal more than $15 million, US prosecutors said. Massachusetts-based Robert Dubuc pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft in a federal court in New Jersey in April, while a co-defendant, Oleg Pidtergerya, pleaded guilty to the same charges and is scheduled for sentencing in December. Pidtergerya was accused of leading a crew in New York.
The group apparently hacked into accounts in 2012 and 2013 at global banks and other institutions, and diverted funds into accounts and debit cards they controlled. The group then used “cash out” crews to tap the stolen funds by withdrawing cash from ATMS and making fraudulent purchases, according to prosecutors.
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