Computer Hacking

4 New Square Ltd. et al v. Person or Persons Unknown: Injunction Order

Injunction Order regarding "a cyber-attack on the Applicants on or about 12 June 2021 and/or who has threatened to disclose the information thereby obtained" in 4 New Square Limited, a law firm based in London, and The Members of 4 New Square v. Person or Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

GBM Global Holding Company Ltd. v. Unidentified Individuals: Petition

Emergency Petition for a Temporary Restraining Order involving cryptocurrency and "an illegal attack by a malicious actor that has recently been carrying out block re-organisation attacks" on a network called Bitcoin Satoshi Vision in GBM Global Holding Company Limited, of the Cayman Islands v. Unidentified Individuals at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SingularDTV GmbH v. John Doe: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud and computer hacking in SingularDTV GmbH, described as a New York-based Swiss company "that uses blockchain technology to create a decentralized distribution ecosystem for the entertainment and film industries" v. John Doe at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland: Fifth Third Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Fifth Third Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud, computer fraud, unauthorized obtaining of data, and damage to data".

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Does: Motion for Discovery from Google LLC

Credit Suisse's Ex Parte Motion for Emergency Order to take discovery from Google LLC "in its effort to thwart the on-going multi-national disclosure of proprietary and highly confidential former employee data" in Credit Suisse Securities USA LLC v. Does at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Does: Complaint

Complaint alleging hackers "misappropriated from Plaintiff's computer systems and databases extremely sensitive and confidential personal data relating to certain former employees of Credit Suisse" in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of Delaware, described as "a U.S. subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, a global wealth manager and investment bank with operations in over 50 countries and approximately 50,000 employees worldwide" v. Does at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Tetiana Lukianiuk: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. "All Funds Previously Seized From Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands, in an account that "is registered to a 20-year-old Ukrainian national named Tetiana Lukianiuk" and is associated with an alleged extortion scheme against three unidentified U.S.-based companies involving ransomware known as NetWalker, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Ghada Oueiss v. Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging an "unlawful hack and leak operation against Ms. Oueiss ... spearheaded by the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and their co-conspirators in the U.S. and elsewhere" in Ghada Oueiss, described as "an international journalist who has a significant presence in the U.S. and abroad, both as a journalist for Al Jazeera Media Network and as a frequent contributor to U.S. news agencies, such as The Washington Post" v. Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, DarkMatter, Faisal al Bannai, Saudi 24 TV, a broadcast television station owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Al Arabiya, a broadcast television station owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Abdulaziz Foundation, d.b.a. MiSK Foundation; Saud Al Qahtani, Bader Al-Asaker, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Tarek Abou Zeinab, Turki Al-Owerde, Faisal Al Menaia, Awwad Al Otaibi, Sharon Collins, Christanne Schey, Hussam Al-Jundi, and Annette Smith, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency and Cash allegedly derived from "a large scale, sophisticated 'phishing' campaign" by Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dimitrii Karasavidi that targeted cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex, based in San Francisco, domiciled in Delaware; Binance, based in Hong Kong, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, and Gemini Trust Company LLC, based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Turkey: Google LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Google LLC regarding the email account for zamanakarsi07@gmail.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect(s) for a computer intrustion offense".

USA v. 280 Virtual Currency Accounts: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged laundering by Chinese cryptocurrency traders of proceeds from hacks of, and thefts from, virtual currency exchanges, mostly in South Korea, by "North Korea actors" in USA v. 280 Virtual Currency Accounts at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Egor Kriuchkov: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to introduce malware into a Nevada company's computer network in USA v. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a citizen of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Africa Growth Corporation v. Republic of Angola: Complaint

Complaint regarding "an egregious series of computer hacking activities committed by Angola over an eighteen-month period, resulting in the interception and conversion of AFGC's attorney-client communications from AFGC's computer server located in the United States" in Africa Growth Corporation, of Nevada v. Republic of Angola at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Vitalii Antonenko: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment regarding "a website that offered for sale the personally identifiable information of hundreds of millions of consumers throughout the United States and around the world" in USA v. Vitalii Antonenko, described as a citizen of Ukraine residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v. Farhad Azima: Judgment

Approved Judgment regarding allegations of fraud in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v. Farhad Azima, described as "a US businessman based in Kansas City, Missouri who has been involved in the aviation industry for many years", at the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.

Michael Terpin v. Ellis Pinsky: Complaint

Complaint alleging the loss of "nearly $24 million worth of cryptocurrency as a result of a hack" by "a then 15-year-old high school student in coordination with and with the active participation of other individuals, including several other minors" in Michael Terpin, of Los Angeles County, California v. Ellis Pinsky at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

US crypto investor sues 18-year-old for allegedly stealing $24M (when he was 15)

In a lawsuit, Los Angeles-based blockchain investor Michael Terpin has alleged that he lost "nearly $24 million of cryptocurrency" in a hack whose "evil mastermind" was "a then 15-year-old high school student" in New York who "boasted" of stealing "over $100 million worth of cryptocurrency through scores of hacks".

Kosovo: Marijan Komani et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Security Pacific National Bank and American Express - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Kosovo - for a criminal investigation into "Marijan Komani, Velizar Marusic, Atnan Qovanaj, and others, for participation in an organized criminal group, issuing false checks, computer intrusion, and money laundering".

USA v. 146 Virtual Currency Accounts: Amended Forfeiture Complaint

First Amended Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged laundering by Chinese cryptocurrency traders of proceeds from hacks of, and thefts from, virtual currency exchanges, mostly in South Korea, by "North Korea actors" in USA v. 146 Virtual Currency Accounts at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging computer hacking, fraud, identity theft, and money laundering involving "a sophisticated phishing campaign targeting users of Poloniex, Binance, and Gemini's digital currency exchanges" in USA v. Danil Potekhin and Dmitrii Karasavidi, both residents of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Romania: Gigi-Vadik Zavera et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America, Citibank, and First Federal Savings Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into Gigi-Vadik Zavera, Cornel Pana, and Gabriel Soreav for suspected "setting up an organized crime group, computer intrusion, performance of fraudulent financial operations, illegal operations with information devices or software, counterfeiting bonds or payment instruments, circulation of counterfeited securities, and possession of tools used for the counterfeit of securities".

Elliott Broidy et al v. Global Risk Advisors LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "In an effort to retaliate against and silence Mr. Broidy, Qatar hired its go-to firm for underhanded cyber-operations, Defendant GRA, to unlawfully hack into Mr. Broidy's emails and into his company's servers to steal private communications, business documents, and other material" in Elliott Broidy, of Beverly Hills, California, and Broidy Capital Management LLC, of Los Angeles, California v. Global Risk Advisors LLC, of Delaware; GRA Maven LLC, described as "a military consulting firm" based in North Carolina; GRA Quantum LLC, described as "a full-service cybcersecurity company" based in New York, NY; Global Risk Advisors EMEA Limited, described as a Gibraltar company based in Qatar, and Kevin Chalker, described as "a former CIA officer" who is based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Microsoft Corporation: Records Application

Ex Parte Application by the USA for an Order requiring Microsoft Corporation to provide records for a criminal investigation into "computer intrusions at several U.S. companies and the subsequent thefts and/or use of stolen customer credentials", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

RAK Investment Authority v. Apple Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Ras Al Khamah Investment Authority, of the United Arab Emirates to take discovery from Apple Inc. for use in legal proceedings involving Farhad Azima in England, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Czech Republic: Michal Skarda

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into Michal Skarda for suspected computer fraud.

Chile: Bank of America

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Chile - for a criminal investigation into unknown individual(s) for suspected fraud.

SEC v. Oleksandr Ieremenko et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to hack into the SEC's online Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system to obtain nonpublic documents containing earnings announcements of publicly-traded companies, and to then use that information to profit by trading in advance of the information becoming public" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Oleksandr Ieremenko, of Ukraine; Spirit Trade Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sungjin Cho, of Los Angeles, CA; David Kwon, of Los Angeles, California; Igor Sabodakha, of Ukraine; Victoria Vorochek, of Ukraine; Ivan Olefir, of Ukraine; Capyfield Systems Ltd., of Belize, and Andrey Sarafanov, of Russia, as Defendants, and Kyungja Cho, of South Korea; Lyudmila Kalinkina, Andrey Meleynikov, and Ivan Solovev, all of Russia, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Viktor Netyksho et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, Boris Alekseyevich Antonov, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev, Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev, Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek, Pavel Vyacheslavovich Yershov, Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkin, and Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Target Group: Pen Register Application

Application for an order authorizing the installation and use of pen registers and trap and trace devices in USA v. Target Group at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Romania: Ciulin Bobi Constanti

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into Ciulin Bobi Constanti for suspected computer hacking, fraud, and forgery.

USA v. Alonzo Knowles: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint in USA v. Alonzo Knowles, a.k.a. Jeff Moxey, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cayman hedge fund added as defendant to $100 m hacking lawsuit

A Cayman Islands hedge fund - Copperstone Alpha Fund - and its manager have been added as defendants to a lawsuit by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission against a group that allegedly hacked newswire services and profited by more than $100 million in insider trading.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd., Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC, Copperstone Alpha Fund, and Copperstone Capital at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd. and Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd. and Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Japan: Akane Otsuka

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Japan - for a criminal investigation into computer hacking by an unknown individual to the detriment of victim Akane Otsuka.

United Kingdom: Andrew Skelton

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from APH Inc., d.b.a. Codero - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - for a criminal investigation into Andrew Skelton for suspected computer hacking, fraud and perverting the course of justice against his employer, WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc.

United Kingdom: Matthew Higgins

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - for a criminal investigation into suspected computer misuse and perverting the course of justice.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

United Kingdom: Phillip Campbell Smith

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - for a criminal investigation into Phillip Campbell Smith for suspected computer hacking.
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