Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

Posted September 16, 2020

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

  • The Justice Department unsealed indictments against Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dmitirii Karasavidi, alleging the duo was responsible for a sophisticated phishing and money laundering campaign that resulted in the theft of $16.8 million in cryptocurrencies and fiat money from victims.
  • Separately, the U.S. Treasury Department announced economic sanctions against Potekhin and Karasavidi, effectively freezing all property and interests of these persons (subject to U.S. jurisdiction) and making it a crime to transact with them.

| September 16, 2020