Vladimir Dunaev was a member of the criminal group Trickbot, which was engaged in data theft and extortion of money from millions of users around the world.
Russian citizen Vladimir Dunaev, who participated in the activities of the international cybercriminal organization Trickbot, appeared on Thursday before a federal court in the Northern District of Ohio, the US Department of Justice said today.
According to court records, 38-year-old Dunaev, who lived in the Republic of Sakha – Yakutia, was extradited to the United States on October 20 from South Korea. He was charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit electronic and banking fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and several more charges related to the activities of the cybercriminal group Trickbot …
According to US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the criminals in the group “attacked businesses around the world, infecting millions of computers with viruses to steal data and obtain ransom.” Schools, banks, municipalities, and health, energy and agricultural companies have been affected by Trickbot’s actions.
Dunaev’s detention was due to the actions of employees of the recently created working group at the US Department of Justice to combat online extortion.
“Trickbot malware was designed to steal the personal and financial information of millions of people around the world and caused significant damage to critical infrastructure in the United States and abroad,” and said in today’s hearing. O. Northern District Attorney Bridget Brennan.
According to the indictment, Dunaev and his accomplices were engaged in data theft and extortion of money from various organizations around the world from November 2015 to August 2020.
The Trickbot computer virus was designed to steal online banking credentials and collect other personal information, including credit card numbers, emails, passwords, birth dates, social security numbers, and other personal information.
If found guilty on all counts, Dunaev faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.
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