Accused of international cybercrimes extradited to Azerbaijan, State Security Council of Azerbaijan
2017 December 30 ( Saturday ) 21:52:30
Baku/30.12.17/Turan: Foreigner Sergey Aksentevich Petrovichi is extradited to Azerbaijan, being a member of an organized cybercrime group involved in embezzlement of funds from Azerbaijani banks. According to a report released on December 30 by the Public Relations Center of the State Security Service of Azerbaijan, Petrovichi was extradited to Azerbaijan on December 30, 2017 after the international search proceedings in the framework of the criminal case initiated by the SSC on the theft of over 3 million manat (1,8 million dollars) as part of an organized cybercrime group operating outside the country.
Members of the groups illegally entered the computer networks of Azerbaijani banks, made money transfers, withdrew money from ATMs in a non-contact way, and committed other unlawful actions. In fact, the case was initiated under the Articles 177.3.2 (Theft with causing major damage) and 273.4 (Illegal interference in the computer system or computer information) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Investigative and operational activities are continuing.
"The SSC of Azerbaijan provides legal assistance to law enforcement agencies of partner countries, where this group also committed similar cybercrimes," the special service said in a press release. The communication does not specify the citizenship of the extradited Petrovichi and does not identify the banks in which the funds were stolen.
In mid-2016 in the media reported on massive embezzlement of funds as a result of cyber interference from the commercial bank Demirbank (denied license by the Chamber for control over financial markets on December 22, 2017). Representatives of the bank then did not confirm the information. However, the bank changed payment cards for all its customers at its own expense. -06D--