Russian Alexander Grichishkin has received a verdict up to five years in prison for cybercrime from a court in the eastern district of Michigan.
According to court’s documents, Grichishkin was the founder and leader of an organization that provided services to cybercriminals who used the organization’s technical means to receive access to victims’ computers and steal bank documents for fraudulent purposes. As a result of these actions, the victims in the United States have lost millions of dollars.
In addition, Grichishkin helped his criminal clients to avoid detection by law enforcement and continue to commit illegal acts. As the leader of the organization, Grichishkin advertised his technical means on online cybercrime forums, set fees for services, negotiated with clients, employed colleagues, and controlled their work.