Hacker Who Tried to Take Down Casino Listings Heading to Prison

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A few years ago Casino Listings was victimized by a negative SEO attack, where the perpetrators linked our site to some of the most vile terms and articles on the internet. Today, one of the criminals who conducted the attack pleaded guilty to hacking mega-bank JP Morgan Chase.

Andrei Tyurin of Russia pleaded guilty to a series of hacks, including the one to JP Morgan, which resulted in the data of more than 80 million clients being leaked. He also admitted to hacks of the likes of Fidelity Investments, E-Trade Financial and Dow Jones and Co in which customer data was stolen and then used to market "pump and dump" penny stock scams. He was arrested last year while in transit through Georgia (in Europe) and then extradited to the United States where he was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, illegal online gambling, and hacking.

Tyurin struck a plea deal with prosecutors and will be facing a sentence of 15 to 20 years in prison. His associate Gery Shalon, thought to be the ringleader behind the hacking scheme, still has his case pending. There have been reports that Shalon has likely turned snitch and is cooperating with authorities in their investigations into the links between Israeli and Russian organised crime. Shalon faces 23 separate charges that each carry potential jail terms of up to 20 years. Others have been found guilty or accepted plea deals in exchange for cooperation, including Joshua Samuel Aaron, Anthony Murgio, and Ziv Orenstein.

Among other criminal enterprises that included a shady Bitcoin exchange Coin.mx, Shalon also owned rogue casino groups Affactive and RevenueJet. These Israel based casino groups included the likes of WinPalace Casino, Grand Macao Casino, Begado, Casino Titan, and others among their roster of dodgy casinos. The casinos were initially notorious for delayed payments, and towards the end of their run, inventive scams used to defraud players of their winnings. The cyber attacks against Casino Listings occurred after we refused their demands to remove warnings about their casinos from our review pages. The group abruptly shut down in 2015 after news of their owners' involvement in the hacks was made, and the case has sat in limbo ever since.

I think we can all take a minute here to rejoice in the karmic glow as Tyurin prepares to spend more than a decade in federal custody.

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25 September 2019 - 3:37pm
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Someone should get someone in his cellblock a carton of cigarettes to make the guy his prison wife. It'd be awesome to see that guy holding someone's pockets as he walks around.

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25 September 2019 - 5:40pm
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Wow, this is a big story. Anybody takes on CasinoListing, then, will find himself nailed in prison!!!
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25 September 2019 - 11:38pm
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Haha yes well we can't take any of the credit as it has nothing to do with us, but it sure is nice to see karma catching up with these snakes. No doubt they have millions squirrelled away in Bitcoin or something though and will live a life of luxury once they finish their prison sentences. I wonder if they will think it was worth it.

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26 September 2019 - 11:39am
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Haha I was thinking the same Ed, that's some real karma! It's a crazy story and I never understood people who would hack some other people's work.

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26 September 2019 - 3:32pm
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Man, 15-20 years in prison.. The lucky one, I should say

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26 September 2019 - 11:52pm
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How do you know that was him who tried to take down CasinoListings?

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27 September 2019 - 6:12am
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We were threatened that there would be consequences if we did not remove our warnings about their casinos. At the time we believed they had already tried negative SEO against us and other sites that had said bad things about their casinos in the past, without much success, but we had no cast iron proof.

We did not give in to their threats and soon after the attacks started. Not just negative SEO, but DDOS and other stuff. We asked them to stop and of course they denied it, but an ex-employee of theirs later confessed that they were responsible.

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27 September 2019 - 5:08pm
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Ah, the bosses and their employees in the high positions should be put in the jail together.

I hope that they will die away of diseases in the prison.

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27 September 2019 - 6:04pm
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Hopefully that Shalon guy will be the next to join Tyurin in prison, in the end he seems to be the head of al that.
Also I enjoyed to read a hacker has been sentenced just for the reason these guys should have some respect and know there's consequences for their action which I think so far rarely has been the case.

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Ah, the bosses and their employees in the high positions should be put in the jail together.

I hope that they will die away of diseases in the prison.

Holy smokes coolsongss, let's take a minute and breath here, you're starting to get a little revved up eh. Lol