DOJ charges Russian for role in $1mil hacking scheme
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Russian national living in New York for his alleged role in a $1 million scheme that hacked into retail brokerage accounts and executed fraudulent trades.
Petr Murmylyuk, also known as Dmitry Tokar, of Brooklyn, New York has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, unauthorized access to computers and securities fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission is also filing a parallel civil suit. He remains in state custody facing charges from a separate investigation.