The FBI nabbed one of their most wanted fugitives.
Joshua Samuel Aaron was one member of a group that hacked financial institutions, including JPMorgan, and according to officials, was “the largest theft of user data from a U.S. financial institution in history.”
It is thought that Aaron was hiding out in Moscow since 2015 when he was charged with hacking which exposed the personal information of more than 100 Million people.
“Aaron allegedly worked to hack into the networks of dozens of American companies, ultimately leading to the largest theft of personal information from US financial institutions ever,” said Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.
“For pursuing what we have called ‘hacking as a business model,’ and thanks to the efforts of the FBI and the US Secret Service, Aaron will now join his co-defendants to face justice in a Manhattan federal courtroom.”
Three men were charged with the hacking. Gery Shalon, Ziv Orenstein, and Joshua Samuel Aaron were charged with 23 counts, including hacking, identity theft, securities fraud, and money laundering, among others.
The group are supposedly responsible for running a payment processing business that netted them $18 Million (£14.3 Million) from victims.
Aaron is scheduled to appear in a Manhattan court today.
Source: The Hacker News