Bogdan Nicolescu, 34, Tiberiu Danet, 31, and Radu Miclaus, 34, were extradited to the United States this week after being taken into custody in their native Romania earlier this year.They were each charged with 12 counts of wire fraud, as well as one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit service marks, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. We will continue to work with both our partners in law enforcement and in the private sector to evolve with the threat and protect our networks and national security.” “This indictment and subsequent arrests reveal the dynamic landscape in which international criminals utilize sophisticated cyber methods to take advantage of and defraud unsuspecting victims,” said Special Agent in Charge Anthony.
“But our response demonstrates that, with effective international cooperation, we can track these criminals down and make sure they face justice, no matter where or how they try to hide.” “These defendants stole millions of dollars from people in the United States through a sophisticated fraud conspiracy they operated in Eastern Europe,” said U. The co-conspirators allegedly used the computers to harvest personally identifiable information, such as credit card information, user names and passwords; disable malware protection; and solve complex algorithms to accrue valuable cryptocurrency for the financial benefit of the group, a process known as cryptocurrency mining.A 21-count indictment was unsealed today charging three Romanian nationals for operating a cyber fraud conspiracy in which they infected between 60,000 and 160,000 computers, sent out 11 million malicious emails and stole at least million. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U. Anthony of the FBI’s Cleveland Division made the announcement. Rendon of the Northern District of Ohio and Special Agent in Charge Stephen D.Guy walks into a party and says to his buddy, “sweet party! It’s an unspoken rule that you shouldn’t have sex with someone until AT LEAST the 3rd date. It’s the same in business, don’t write a cold email to a potential client or your boss asking for something big until you’ve had at least 3 good interactions back and forth.If you don’t believe me, go ahead keep cold-emailing and cold-calling and trying to hook-up with everyone.