[Aeroflot DDoS-attack case] Pavel Vrublevsky has been released on parole

Pavel is out of the jail!

Pavel Vrublevsky, the co-founder and owner of ChronoPay, one of the largest e-payment provider has been released on parole.

The spokesman of Pavel Vrublevsky informed the RASPI news last Tuesday about the release.

ChronoPay

ChronoPay work in partnership with the world’s leading bank acquires and act as a global gateway between local and international e-commerce companies and their clients.

The Rapsi news article explains how Vrublevsky was found guilty of masterminding a DDoS attack on the Aeroflot’s website in 2010

Last summer, Vrublevsky was found guilty of masterminding a DDoS attack on Aeroflot’s website in 2010 and sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. The investigators believe that Vrublevsky tried to terminate a service contract to sell e-tickets between Aeroflot and Assist in July 2010, thus eliminating a rival firm.

He paid the attackers 20 000 dollar

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Vrublevsky instructed Maxim Permyakov, the Chief Security Expert at ChronoPay, to hire Igor and Dmitry Artimovich to hack into Aeroflot’s website. The brothers, who used a network of virus-infected computers, were paid over $20,000.

Charged with organizing a DDoS attack

Vrublevsky, Permyakov and the Artimovich brothers were charged with organizing a DDoS attack on Aeroflot’s website, which is run by the Assist processing company. Aeroflot’s online ticket sales system was down for several days.

Artmovich brothers

The Artimovich brothers were sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. Permyakov received a two-year suspended sentence.

Pavel Vrublevsky ChronoPay co-founder
Pavel Vrublevsky ChronoPay co-founder