The Justice Department has accused Russian citizen Igor Igor Igorevich Kryuchkov of conspiring to damage a protected computer system after allegedly bribing an employee of a Nevada company with $ 1 million bitcoin to malware on that company’s computer system to install.
According to documents from the U.S. District Court of Nevada, Kryuchkov wanted to steal data from the company’s network and then threatened to reveal that data unless the company paid a ransom. He first arranged contact with the employee via WhatsApp and then traveled to the USA on a tourist visa to meet him in person. The Nevada District Court finds that Kryuchkov has “partner partners,” but they have not been identified at the time of this news item.
Investigators learned that Kriuchkov told the malware installer that he was part of a large organization, but he did not disclose anything about that organization. Offer the employee 1 BTC as a deposit and help them create a Bitcoin wallet on the Tor network. However, the FBI managed to arrest Kroichkov before he left the United States. He would sit in prison for up to five years and pay a fine of $ 250,000 if found guilty.
The US authorities arrested another Russian citizen in March for money laundering. They used his Instagram profile, which he promoted against him as evidence of his rap career.