The hackers infected thousands of business computers with malware that
captured passwords, account numbers, and other information necessary to
log into online banking accounts, and then used the stolen data to steal
money from victims’ bank accounts.
Yakubets allegedly has engaged in a decade-long cyber crime spree that
deployed two of the most damaging pieces of financial malware ever used
and resulted in tens of millions of dollars of losses to victims
worldwide, said Brian A. Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General of
DoJ’s Criminal Division.
According to the Justice Department, the FBI discovered the identities
of both Russian cybercriminals with the help of its foreign counterpart
National Crime Agency (NCA) in the United Kingdom.
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