The English Justice Department says a Turkish man has stolen $55M in three cyber - attacks. The Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging an alleged cybercrime kingpin with draining $55 million from the global financial system in three attacks. Ercan Findikoglu, 33, also known as "Segate," hacked into the computer networks of at least three payment processors for credit and debit card transactions between 2011 and 2013, the Justice Department said in a press release. He then breached the security protocols that enforce withdrawal limits on Visa and MasterCard accounts, then significantly increased the account balances on those cards to increase the withdrawal limits, the release said. The release details attacks in which Findikoglu and a group of co-conspirators allegedly made off with millions in just a few hours. In one operation in February 2013, authorities say Findikoglu and his crew withdrew about $40 million in an attack that spanned 24 countries and executed approximately 36,000 transactions. In that attack, he stole $2.4 million from nearly 3,000 New York City ATMs in less than 11 hours, the release said. He had evaded capture for five years before authorities arrested him in Germany in late 2013. He fought extradition to the United States for more than a year before arriving in the country on Tuesday, and was arraigned in federal court Wednesday morning. The Secret Service has been investigating Findikoglu for several years and arresting him had been challenging, law enforcement officials said, because cybercriminals are skilled at covering their tracks. Findikoglu was charged with 18 counts on several crimes, including computer intrusion, bank and wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering, the Justice Department said. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 35 years in prison. "This successful extradition and arraignment highlights the talent and experience of the men and women of the Secret Service in combating cybercrime, and their success in working with foreign law enforcement agencies around the world to bring to justice cybercriminals, no matter where or how they seek to hide," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in the release.