Yakutia’s Supreme Court toughens sentence of hackers convicted of $340k embezzlement
MOSCOW, October 22 (RAPSI) – The Supreme court of Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on Tuesday replaced suspended terms given to two brothers convicted of bank hacking and embezzling over 21.7 million rubles ($340,000) from cash dispensers with prison sentence, according to the court’s website.
The court thus toughened their sentence and gave the defendants 6.5 and 5.5 years in penal colony.
Earlier, a first instance passed an 8-year and a 7-year suspended sentence on them along with fines.
According to case papers, the men gained access to the controlling server of one of Yakut banks and seized information on its cash dispensers. The brothers could see sums deposited in the bank’s cash dispensers and remotely control cash withdrawals.