Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware
U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over a multi-year operation. © Provided by TechCrunchPer the unsealed 10-count indictment, Yakubets is accused of leading and overseeing Evil Corp, a Russian-based cybercriminal network that oversaw the creation of Dridex. The malware is often spread by email and infects computers, silently siphoning off banking logins.
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Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two Russian nationals accused of a string of attacks on computer systems in the U.S. that netted them over $3 million.
Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev are accused of planting malware on victim computers, targeting a bank in Pennsylvania as well as several companies and a school district in the state. In addition to the Pennsylvania targets, the accused also struck victims in 11 other states, federal prosecutors said.
Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware
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The bank ’ s internal computers, used by employees who process daily transfers and conduct bookkeeping, had been penetrated by malware In a report to be published on Monday, and provided in advance to The New York Times, Kaspersky Lab says that the scope of this attack on more than
Yakubets was the leader of the hacking operation and Turashev was his assistant, prosecutors said. The two men, who were both indicted in Pittsburgh but are believed to be living in Russia, obtained access to the U.S. computer systems through phishing emails falsely claiming to be from legitimate companies and groups.
The attacks were among "the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade," Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said at a news conference.
Benczkowski added that Yakubets was a "true 21st century criminal" and the "leader of a cybercriminal gang" who allegedly orchestrated "the kinds of criminal schemes so audacious and sophisticated they would be difficult to imagine if they were not real."
The accused targeted, apparently unsuccessfully, the Sharon City School District in western Pennsylvania. But they had more success draining funds from the bank account of Penneco Oil.
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Flight MH17: The family of a victim attacks banks and financial companies
The family of a US teenager dead in the destruction of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 filed a complaint Thursday against Russian banks and companies transfer of money, for helping to finance pro-Russian separatists accused of shooting down the plane.
In a complaint filed in the Manhattan Federal Court, Quinn's family Lucas Schansman, the only US citizen aboard the plane of Malaysia Airlines that was to connect Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, attacks the Russian banks Sberbank and VTB Bank, which offices in the United States, and Western Union and MoneyGram transfer companies.
It accuses them of allowing significant funds to be sent to the separatists of the Donetsk People's Republic, mainly from Russian Diaspora sympathizers residing in the United States and elsewhere in the world, allowing them to acquire heavy weapons and to control the eastern part of Ukraine from where the missile was fired.
The 63-page complaint, claiming damages for an unspecified amount, is based on a 1992 US anti-terrorism law that allows US victims of terrorism to sue in the United States those who bring a claim. material support to terrorism.
Among the family's lawyers is a former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, David Pressman.
"The men who fired the missile (on the plane) may never be dragged before the courts, but all those who helped to arm and support them must be," said Mr. Pressman in a statement.
"Companies and banks that have allowed greed to reign supreme by providing, day after day, a reliable way for these terrorists to raise money will be held accountable."
Of the 298 people who died in the plane's destruction on July 17, 2014, only Quinn Lucas Schansman, who was 18 years old and was returning to his family on vacation, was a US citizen (as well as a Dutch citizen) and can attack under this law. 1992 law, according to Pressman.
The filing of this complaint in the United States comes on the day when the European Court of Human Rights said it had transmitted to the Russian government the requests of 380 relatives of victims of flight MH17.
Tribune A team of international investigators led by the Netherlands established that the MH17 flight was shot down by a Soviet-made Buk missile, fired by a mobile battery brought from Russia.
Russia has always denied any responsibility for the destruction of the plane.
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