The Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik goes on trial in Paris for having defrauded practically 200 victims the world over of 135 million euros utilizing ransomware.

The Russian man Alexander Vinnik goes on trial in Paris for having defrauded practically 200 victims the world over of 135M euros utilizing ransomware.

Alexander Vinnik allegedly headed the Bitcoin change BTC-e, he is charged with completely different hacking crimes in Russia, France, and the USA.

In 2017, Greek Police arrested the Russian nationwide Alexander Vinnik and so they accused the person of working the BTC-e Bitcoin change to launder greater than US$4bn value of the cryptocurrency.

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The authorities reported that since 2011, 7 million Bitcoin went into the BTC-e change and 5.5 million withdrawn.

Based on the Greek media outlet the Each day Thess, the FBI tracked Alexander Vinnik for greater than a 12 months.

The person is charged by the US authorities with fraud and cash laundering for greater than $four billion value quantity of Bitcoin (BTC) ensuing from legal actions, the US prosecutors requested his extradition in July 2017.

Vinnik can also be accused to be chargeable for the failure of the Japanese bitcoin change Mt. Gox.

Mt. Gox was the largest Bitcoin change on the time of the shut down in 2014 that occurred after the platform was the sufferer of a collection of cyber heists for a complete of $375 million in Bitcoin.

The U.S. authorities speculate the Russian man stole funds from Mt. Gox, with the assistance of an insider. The stolen funds have been transferred to a pockets managed by Vinnik and funds have been laundered by way of his platform BTC-e-service throughout a three-year interval.

In July 2018 there was a twist, a Greek decrease courtroom agreed to extradite Vinnik to France to face with prices with hacking, cash laundering, extortion and involvement in organized crime.

French authorities accused Vinnik of defrauding greater than 100 folks in six French cities between 2016 and 2018.

French prosecutors revealed that among the many 188 victims of the Vinnik’s assaults, there have been native authorities, companies, and people the world over.

Vinnik continues to disclaim prices of extortion and cash laundering and didn’t reply magistrates’ questions.

“Prosecutors recognized 20 companies in six cities throughout France among the many victims and following the cash path by way of varied financial institution accounts — as a lot as $eight million — recognized one as belonging to Vinnik.” reported the AFP information.

In June, New Zealand police had frozen NZ$140 million (US$90 million) in property linked to a Russian cyber legal. New Zealand police had labored carefully with the US Inside Income Service on the case and the investigation continues to be ongoing.

Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, cybercrime)