The group of Ukrainian hackers stole from the European and American banks for $2.5 billion since 2014. During the international special operation with the participation of the Eurojust and Europol, the perpetrators were exposed and detained as the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine reported.
“The group of hackers from Ukraine since 2014, using malicious software – the so-called virus-cryptologist ‘bank Trojan’, designed to stole personal information: passwords, logins and payment information, held mass interference in the work of servers of private and state banking institutions of the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the U.S.,” the message said.
Such illicit actions inflicted damage to the banks for the sum of about $2.5 billion.
Within the pretrial investigation of the criminal proceedings on facts of spread or sale of malicious software or technical means, as well as the acquisition of another person's property by deception, the operation was held in the territory of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region.
During the searches, the computer and service equipment, used by hackers for illicit activity, was found and confiscated.
As we reported, an increase in the number of cyber incidents has been recorded in Ukraine since mid-November 2020. More than 22 million cases occurred in the country between September 7 and December 6, 2020. The overall level of cyber threats in the country is at 58%.
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