Report: U.S. Extradites Convicted Russian Hacker To Russia
September 28, 2021
The United States has extradited to Russia a Russian national
sentenced to nine years in prison for cybercrimes, the Russian
news agency RIA cited Russia's Interior Ministry as saying on
Burkov was sentenced in June last year by a U.S. district court
in Virginia for operating two websites that sold stolen, mostly
U.S. payment-card numbers and mediated sales of stolen data and
the hiring of people for illegal activities.
Burkov is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S.
consumers through his credit card fraud scheme.
Burkov was arrested in December 2015 while leaving Israel, which
extradited him to the United States in November 2019.
After Burkov's extradition, Russia's Foreign Ministry accused
Washington of "hunting" Russian citizens around the world.
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