Breach, Threat Management, Data Security

Second member of ‘cash out’ crew sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison

Oleg Pidtergerya, a member of a "cash out"crew convicted of identity theft, wire fraud conspiracy and conspiracy to commit access device fraud in a New Jersey federal court last year, was sentenced Tuesday to 7-1/2 years in prison for his role in the cybercrime scheme, according to Reuters.

Pidtergerya, along with his codefendant Robert Dubuc, pleaded guilty to the charges in March 2014. They were members of an international operation that attempted to steal at least $15 million from U.S. bank customers. The group gained unauthorized access to global banks and other institutions, including the U.S. Department of Defense and PayPal, in an attempt to diverted funds to their own cards and accounts between 2012 and 2013.

Dubuc was sentenced to 21 months last October.

The two leaders of the syndicate, Oleksiy Sharapka and Leonid Yanovitsky, are still at large.

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