ALIASES: Леонид Bладимирович Cоколов , "Eadle," "Zeg"
DOB: April 28, 1983
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Brown
U.S. SECRET SERVICE FIELD OFFICE: New York
On April 7, 2011, the Southern District of New York issued an arrest warrant for Leonid Vladimirovich Sokolov in relation to Indictment 11 Cr. 322, which charges that from January 2010 to February 2011 in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, Sokolov conspired with others to steal credit and debit card data, including account holder names, card numbers, and expiration dates from at least 69 merchant locations, such as hotels and restaurants, by hacking the businesses’ computer systems.
It is alleged that Sokolov and others then sold the compromised card data to co-conspirators, who resold the card data to other co-conspirators and/or made purchases and charges without authorization, thereby resulting in more than $6 million in losses. As part of the fraud scheme, Sokolov and others compromised the computerized point of sale systems of victim merchants and installed malware designed to steal credit and debit card information, including network credentials, such as usernames and passwords.
The prosecution is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
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.