Ryazan Hackers Purge 160K Foreign Buyers

Six residents of Ryazan are facing indictment from the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office for their involvement in unlawful turnover of payments and creation of malware. The accused individuals are Denis Primachenko, Alexander Aseev, Alexander Basov, Dmitry Kolpakov, Vladislav Patyuk and Anton Tolmachev.

The investigation reveals that starting from the end of 2017, the criminal group utilized specialized computer programs to bypass security measures on foreign online store websites. By accessing databases through malicious code, the perpetrators managed to steal bank card details, totaling close to 160 thousand payment cards of foreign nationals. The stolen information was then sold on shadow Internet sites.

The case has been forwarded to the Soviet District Court of Ryazan for legal proceedings. The accused could face penalties as stipulated in laws pertaining to unlawful payments and creation of malicious software.

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