US offers rewards for fugitive Russian cybercriminals
The U.S. government is offering multimillion dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.
Both were indicted in U.S. courts for their roles in “Carder.ru,” a website and international enterprise that principally operated out of Las Vegas. The site was taken down by law enforcement in March 2012 and 19 people arrested for their role in crimes that are estimated to have cost at least $50 million [m], according to the State Department.
Carder.ru and its members engaged in identity theft, fraud and trafficked in stolen credit card accounts and manufactured counterfeit identification debit and credit cards, the government alleges.