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Russian National Indicted for Cyber Fraud in New Jersey

Newark-based Prosecutors Charge Man with Selling Illegal Access to Local Company Networks

NEWARK, N.J.Evgeniy Doroshenko, a 31-year-old Russian citizen, also known as "Eugene Doroshenko," "FlankerWWH," and "Flanker," faces charges of wire fraud and computer-related fraud, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Doroshenko allegedly operated as an "access broker" on the dark web, selling unauthorized access to compromised computer networks, including those of a victim company located in Bergen County, New Jersey.

From February 2019 to May 2024, Doroshenko purportedly orchestrated a scheme to infiltrate computer systems illegally and subsequently sold these accesses to others for profit via a Russian-language cybercrime forum. His activities culminated in January 2024 when he accessed and offered for sale the network of a New Jersey company.

Cybercrime forums, like the one utilized by Doroshenko, serve as digital marketplaces where cybercriminals exchange services and information related to various illegal activities, including computer hacking and data theft.

The wire fraud charge against Doroshenko could lead to a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss from the crime, whichever is higher. The computer fraud charge carries a potential five-year prison term and similar fines.

The investigation, led by Homeland Security Investigations Newark and the U.S. Secret Service Newark Field Office, was praised by U.S. Attorney Sellinger. Assistant U.S. Attorney David E. Malagold of the Cybercrime Unit is representing the government in this case.

While the charges against Doroshenko are serious, it is important to note that they are merely accusations. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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