back to article Feds charge three in brain-ache $15m Pentagon payroll pillage plot

Three men have been indicted in the US for trying to steal at least $15m by hacking into the Department of Defence's payroll service and customer accounts at 14 different financial institutions. The US Attorney's office in New Jersey has charged two men from Kiev in Ukraine, Oleksiy Sharapka and Leonid Yanovitsky, and a third …


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  1. GreggS

    We'd like to respond to the charges

    But we're a bit busy cyber attacking the Russians at the moment

  2. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    Dear Mr USA fed man...

    Dear America investigatory person man.

    I love to respond to charges but am justing about to pick up new Ferrari sport car and take for spin around Sevastopol harbour boulevard with girlfriend.

    Might try respond when can be arsed.


    Oleksiy Sharapka

  3. All names Taken


    Didn't the report state Kiev?

    Maybe that is why the West is as keen as mustard to get there - plenty of cyberdosh with Ukrainian individuals?

  4. Nanners


    Or Putin's men working through Viktor Yanukovych?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can't they just do what corporations do when caught, agree a settlement (without any admission of liability) and pay back 10% of the money they stole?

  6. John Savard Silver badge


    I'm pretty sure that now they'll be found quickly if they're still in the Ukraine. Belarus was a center for viruses that dialed 900 numbers there when it was ruled by a corrupt pro-Russian leader, and so under Yanukovych they probably thought they were safe. So they're very likely to be in Russia by now.

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