He stole millions from bank accounts..A Ukrainian hacker was arrested in Switzerland

Today, Friday, the specialized “Krebs On Security” website revealed that Informatics hacker The Ukrainian Vyacheslav Igorevich Pinchukov, wanted since 2012 by the US judiciary, was arrested last month in Switzerland.

The 40-year-old was arrested in Geneva on October 23 during a visit to his wife who lives on the shores of Lake Leman, according to the website.

Photo posted by Vyacheslav Igorevich Pinchukov

Photo posted by Vyacheslav Igorevich Pinchukov

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice confirmed to the Swiss news website “Watson” the arrest of a Ukrainian citizen wanted by the US authorities, explaining that the man was refusing to extradite him to the United States.

“The Swiss Federal Office of Justice decided on November 15, 2022 to authorize his extradition to the United States,” office spokesman Raphael Frey told MEE, adding that the suspect could still appeal the decision.

The Americans accuse Benchukov of leading a group of hackers Millions of dollars in piracyin particular by hacking into online bank accounts in the United States.

He was charged in this context with eight accomplices in the United States in 2012, but he managed to evade justice.

According to the indictment at the time, the suspects used the “Zeus” computer virus to steal bank account numbers, passwords and other information needed to hack bank accounts.

Thus, the pirates were able to “steal millions of dollars,” according to the US Department of Justice.

And the “Krebs on Security” website stated that Pinchukoff is from Russian-speaking Donetska region in eastern Ukraine that Russia recently annexed to its territory.

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