In the United States sentenced two Russians for major cyber attacks


Citizens of the Russian Federation Vladimir drinkman and Dmitry Smilyanets for seven years hacked the computers of major American and international companies.

A Federal court in new Jersey has sentenced two citizens of Russia for cyber crimes, the damage from which was estimated at more than $ 300 million, according to RIA Novosti.

Vladimir Drinkman was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. In addition, after his release, if he is not deported, the man has three years to comply with conditions of parole.

The second defendant Dmitry Smilyanets sentenced to four years and four months. The court decided to release him because he had already served this period while the investigation was conducted

Protection of Drinkman not yet decided whether to submit an appeal against the verdict. Smilyanets and his lawyer said they were satisfied with the verdict and appeal it will not.

Hearing on sentence took place behind closed doors. The judge assessed the damage from the activities of Drinkman almost 312 million dollars, the final amount to be reimbursed will be determined at a hearing April 13.

Recall Drinkman and Smilyanets was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands after his arrest in 2013. Later, both pleaded guilty of involvement in computer fraud scheme, which was stolen 160 million. 2.* credit and debit cards.

According to investigators, the Russians Vladimir drinkman, Alexander Kalinin, Roman Kotov, Dmitry Smilyanets, and Ukrainian Mikhail Rytikov over seven years penetrated computer networks of large American and international companies.

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