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The US imposed sanctions on the Russians, Maxim Yakubets and Igor Turashev, whom the authorities accuse of fraudulent software for computers, as well as a number of individuals and legal entities connected with the hacker group Evil Corp, BBC reported

The department said it had rolled out sanctions against 17 individuals and seven "entities," including businesses associated with a member of the group.

The US Treasury also stated that Evil Corp’s operations caused $ 100 million worth of damage.

The US Justice Department, in its turn, claims that Russian hacker Maxim Yakubets tried to steal $ 220 million from bank accounts. The agency’s statement noted that the distribution of malware to suspects led to an attempt to steal approximately $ 220 million, while the actual damage to the bank accounts of its victims amounted to approximately $ 70 million. According to the agency, Yakubets acted as part of a fraudulent scheme along with other hackers.

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