NAME: Artem Viacheslavovich Radchenko
DOB: June 14, 1992
POB: Kyiv, Ukraine
WEIGHT: 135 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Brown
From on or about February 2016 through on or about March 2017, Artem Viacheslavovich Radchenko recruited Oleksandr Vitalyevich Ieremenko and other hackers in Ukraine and managed their criminal efforts to enrich themselves through a sophisticated securities fraud scheme. Ieremenko successfully hacked into the computer networks of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and extracted valuable data regarding the financial earnings of publically traded companies.
Radchenko and Ieremenko’s scheme focused on stealing annual, quarterly, and current reports of publicly traded companies before the reports were disseminated. Many of the stolen reports contained material non-public information concerning, among other things, the earnings of the companies. Radchenko and Ieremenko sought to profit illegally from the scheme by selling access to the non-public information contained in these “yet-to-be” disclosed reports and by trading in the securities of the companies before the investing public learned the same information.
Radchenko served in a managerial role in the criminal scheme described above. He recruited hackers, including Ieremenko, and provided the working space and tools. In return, the hackers were to be paid a percentage of what this information was sold for or, in some cases, a flat rate. On January 15, 2019, a federal grand jury in the Northern District of New Jersey charged Radchenko and Ieremenko with securities fraud conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, computer fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, and computer fraud in a 16-count unsealed indictment.
The prosecution is being handled by Trial Attorney Aarash Haghighat of the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and Daniel V. Shapiro, Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Nikic of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey.
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