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04/17/2022

Russian hacker charged in East Texas on 30 counts of identity theft, wire fraud

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A Russian hacker has been indicted in East Texas federal court on thirty counts, ranging from wire fraud to identity theft.

Court documents filed with the Tyler division of the Eastern Court of Texas list the defendant as Igor Dekhtyarchuk and he is a resident of Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.

According to the indictment, he is accused of creating a cybercriminal marketplace, known as “Marketplace A”, which was “dedicated to the sale of unlawfully obtained access devices” that allowed unauthorized access to companies’ accounts as well as personal credit cards.

Data associated with these accounts included names, home addresses, login credentials and credit card payment data.

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