Accused Hackers Have Never Even Heard Of JPMorgan

Doesn't ring a bell.
"Christ, Janet!" Photo: Steve Jurvetson, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Steve Jurvetson, via Wikimedia Commons

The two Israelis charged with giving both Jamie Dimon and President Obama a little cyber-agita gotta plead ignorance on this one.

Two Israeli men pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that they broke into a dozen companies’ computer networks, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., to facilitate a global network of criminal activity.

And maybe it’s true! After all, one of their alleged accomplices is a totally stand-up guy, according to one of his frat bros. Plus, one of them may have been way too wrapped up in helping cyber-extortionists collect their ransom to actually be holding firms’ information hostage himself.

In a separate but related indictment, prosecutors charged four men with connections to a bitcoin exchange called, which was allegedly owned by Mr. Shalon. According to prosecutors, was used by hacking victims to pay ransoms in bitcoin to cyberthieves who had seized control of victim’s computers—an attack known as ransomware.

Two Accused in J.P. Morgan Hacking Case Plead Not Guilty [WSJ]