- There is a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this individual.
ALIASES: Артем Вячеславович Радченко
DOB: June 4, 1992
WEIGHT: 135 lbs
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 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 publicly 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.
On January 15, 2019, a federal grand jury in the District of New Jersey charged Radchenko and Ieremenko 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 indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is 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.