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US court sentences Russian hacker to 12 years in jail

08:46, 08 January 2021
US court sentences Russian hacker to 12 years in jail Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.ru

A US court has jailed Russian citizen Andrei Turin for 12 years in prison on charges of hacking and online fraud.


Judge Laura Taylor Swain said the sentence totaled 144 months in prison. She took into account the Russian contracted COVID-19 while in jail. After Turin is released, he will be deported to his home country, TASS reports.

Andrey Turin was detained in Georgia in September 2018 and extradited to the United States under charges of a 'massive hacking campaign,' including the largest-ever theft of customer data for a US financial institution.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that US authorities accused Russia of large-scale cyberattacks.