The US State Department announced today that it is providing up to $ 2 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Ukrainian hackers Artem Viacheslavovich Radchenko and Oleksandr Vitalyevich Ieremenko.
The State Department is offering $ 1 million in bounties to each under the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP) and says it has already paid more than $ 130 million in TORCP-based rewards for information leading to the arrest of 75 transnational criminals.
Radchenko and Ieremenko were accused in January 2019 of hacking the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Radchenko allegedly coordinated an international securities fraud scheme and recruited Ieremenko and other hackers who violated the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (EDGAR) Electronic Data Collection, Analysis and Retrieval (SEC) system through "phishing attacks and infections computers with malware".
After gaining access to the SEC EDGAR system, according to the indictment, the hackers allegedly stole thousands archives between May 2016 and October 2016, including annual and quarterly earnings reports with confidential and non-public financial information disclosed by companies trading in the SEC.
They also recruited traders who, based on information stolen from the SEC hack, allowed hackers to make illegal profits of more than $ 4,1 million, exploiting confidential information. information stolen from Companies and their investors.
"Radchenko and Ieremenko tried to illegally take advantage of the system by selling access to non-public information contained in these reports," the foreign ministry said.
The SEC also filed a civil complaint in the New Jersey District, accusing Ieremenko of conspiring with other individuals and entities as part of a fraudulent system that allegedly led to $ 30 million in illicit profits using information obtained from 150.000 stolen large press releases. companies.
Anyone with any details that might help arrest or convict the two Ukrainian suspects is advised to contact the US Secret Service at 1-877-WANTED2 or at email@example.com or the FBI at 1- 800-CALL-FBI or on the website www.tips.fbi.gov.