- There is a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this individual.
ALIASES: Александр Витальевич Еременко, “Zl0m,” “Lamarez”
DOB: July 23, 1991
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Brown
U. S. SECRET SERVICE FIELD OFFICE: Newark
The indictment in this matter alleges that, beginning on or about February 2010, Oleksandr Vitalyevich Ieremenko and other co-conspirators engaged in an international computer hacking and fraudulent securities trading scheme whereby they: (a) hacked into the computer networks of Marketwired, PR Newswire, and Business Wire; (b) stole confidential press releases containing material non-public information from the victim companies’ internal computer networks prior to their public release; and (c) traded ahead of the material non-public information contained in the stolen releases before its distribution. During the course of the scheme, Ieremenko and his co-conspirators accessed more than 150,000 stolen releases and executed profitable trades based on the material non-public information contained in the stolen releases. In total, the scheme generated more than $30 million in illicit trading profits.
On August 10, 2015, a federal grand jury in the District of New Jersey charged Ieremenko with wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, computer fraud, computer fraud conspiracy, and aggravated identity theft.
Furthermore, from on or about February 2016 through on or about March 2017, Ieremenko and other hackers in Ukraine were recruited by Artem Viacheslavovich Radchenko, who managed the group’s 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 publicly traded companies. Ieremenko and Radchenko’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. Ieremenko and Radchenko 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.
On January 15, 2019, a federal grand jury in the District of New Jersey charged Ieremenko and Radchenko with securities fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, computer fraud, and computer fraud conspiracy.
The prosecution is being handled by the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. The U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Radchenko and Ieremenko for participating in transnational organized crime.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If you have information regarding this individual, please contact the U.S. Secret Service at MostWanted@usss.dhs.gov.