Ukraine’s SBU officers disrupted the operation of the international hacker group, which specializes on embezzlement or legalization of money taken from the clients’ accounts from more than twenty countries with the help of counterparts connected with Russian Special Forces, as the press office of the service reported.
It was determined that the hackers were provided access to the personal data of the legal entities of the banks in the European Union, South Africa and post-Soviet territory. Then, they were creating fake payment documents and then they were taking the money from the accounts.
The stolen means passed the legalization through the series of fake financial operations with the contractors, part of which were under Russian special services control. Each of the participants of the deal received a percentage from the stolen funds.
The law enforcers seized financial documentation during the authorized investigation in the places of residence of the grouping members in Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Odesa and Voznesensk. The documents prove that the bank guarantees were faked and the money was illegally transferred through the bank systems.
SBU officer also found an e-mail, which proves the legalization of the embezzled means, in particular, through the contractors connected with Russian Special Forces. Moreover, they managed to detain the organizer of the grouping, who appeared to be the citizen of one of the Middle East states, and accomplice who was responsible for the technical support of the deal.
The investigation on the case is underway.