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Russian Hacker Living in U.S. Sentenced to Prison

Russian Hacker Living in U.S. Sentenced to Prison


A Russian-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to 110 months in prison for running a sophisticated cybercrime operation that involved botnets, stolen financial data and money laundering.

Alexander Tverdokhlebov, 29, has been living in Los Angeles. He emigrated from Russia in 2007 and later obtained U.S. citizenship.

According to U.S. authorities, Tverdokhlebov was an active member on several exclusive Russian-speaking cybercrime forums since at least 2008. He is said to have offered various services, including for laundering illegal proceeds.

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