Law enforcement officials in Greece have reportedly prevented an assassination attempt on Alexander Vinnik. The Russian National, Vinnik was arrested while holidaying in Greece in 2017 on charges of crypto fraud and money laundering. Both the United States and Russia have laid claims against the suspected hacker.
Details of the Assassination Attempt
According to media reports, law enforcement agencies in the country received credible intelligence of a plot to eliminate Vinnik via poisoning. In response, the prison head and the chief prosecutor of Thessaloniki informed the Russian hacker of the plans. The prison services upgraded Vinniks security and he cannot receive food or water from unknown persons. He can only move about the prison in the company of security officials, and he cannot have any contact with his fellow inmates.
Media reports also indicate the police received knowledge of the plot since the beginning of the year but declined to make it public to prevent any interference with the investigation. No criminal groups have been linked with the assignation ploy, but rumors abound that sections of the Russian mob may behind the hit…