U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SCANDAL BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT (UPDATE)
10th November, 2015 at 21:07:29
Three men indicted on long list of charges.
A major Securities and Exchange Commission scandal that broke in July 2015 (see previous reports) is back in the spotlight as the USA Attorney General for the Southern District of New York unsealed the indictment and revealed additional charges Tuesday.
The scandal is linked to the online casino industry impacting a dozen online casinos in the Affactive, Netad Management and RevenueJet groups, who abruptly ceased business earlier this year, leaving both players and affiliates unpaid.
Today (Tuesday) the Attorney General and Manhattan USA Attorney announced charges stemming from the massive network intrusions at USA financial institutions, USA brokerage firms, a major news publication and other companies.
Attorney General of the United States Loretta E. Lynch, Preet Bharara - United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez - Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Robert J. Sica, Special Agent in Charge of the US Secret Service New York Field Office unsealed a superseding indictment charging Gery Shalon with orchestrating massive computer hacking crimes against USA financial institutions, brokerage firms, and financial news publishers, including the largest theft of customer data from a USA financial institution in history.
Shalon reportedly committed the crimes with Joshua Samuel Aaron and Ziv Orenstein (see previous reports).
Shalon is also alleged to have run unlawful internet casinos
and illicit payment processors along with Bitcoin exchange Coin.mx.
A separate indictment charges Anthony R. Murgio with operating bitcoin exchange Coin.mx in the United States and related crimes.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said: "As set forth in the indictment, these three defendants perpetrated one of the largest thefts of financial-related data in history
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