Russian Extradited to Face JP Morgan Charges

Russian Extradited to Face JP Morgan Charges

A Russian national has been extradited to the US where he faces charges related to a notorious series of raids against JP Morgan and other companies said to have affected over 100 million customers.

Andrei Tyurin, 35, was arrested in Georgia after a request by the US government.

Alongside alleged co-conspirators Gery Shalon, Joshua Samuel Aaron and Ziv Orenstein, he is said to have participated in a widespread hacking campaign, including what is said to be the largest ever theft of US customer data from a financial institution.

Around 83 million customers were affected by the JP Morgan breach in 2014, although other firms including E*Trade Financial Corp, Scottrade and Dow Jones & Co were also hit.

By Phil Muncaster

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