Russian intelligence-linked Evil Corp leader indicted for $100M in online thefts

The name may have been a good clue.

The United States charged Russia-based Evil Corp and its leader, Maksim Yakubets, Thursday in connection to cyber thefts totaling over $100 million this past decade.

Yakubets, 32, connected to Russian intelligence and known by the online moniker “aqua,” was charged in two separate international computer hacking and bank fraud schemes. The announcement was made jointly by the Justice Department and U.K. authorities, revealing a years-long investigation involving multiple NATO allies spanning the country and globe.

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