The U.S. Treasury Department has added two of the FBI’s most wanted Russian hackers, Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and Aleksey Alekseyevich Belan, to the list of Russian hackers who have received sanctions from the Obama administration on Thursday.
The White House fact sheet states the following:
“Bogachev is designated today for having engaged in significant malicious cyber-enabled misappropriation of financial information for private financial gain. Bogachev and his cybercriminal associates are responsible for the theft of over $100 million from U.S. financial institutions, Fortune 500 firms, universities and government agencies.”
The sheet also stated, “Aleksey Alekseyevich Belan engaged in the significant malicious cyber-enabled misappropriation of personal identifiers for private financial gain. Belan compromised the computer networks of at least three major United States-based e-commerce companies.”
The White House fact sheet named the other four Russian hackers sanctioned by the Obama administration:
-Russian intelligence unit chief Igor Valentinovich Korobov
-Russian intelligence unit deputy chief Sergey Aleksandrovich Gizunov
-Russian intelligence unit first deputy chiefs Igor Olegovich Kostyukov and Vladimir Stepanovich Alexseyev
On top of these sanctions against the alleged Russian hackers, the U.S. has shut down a New York Russian compound and a Maryland Russian compound. The Obama administration also revoked the diplomatic passports of at least 35 Russian intelligence operatives currently in the U.S, ordering them out of the U.S. in 72 hours.
H/T: The Blaze
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