Evil Corp Hackers Charged for Stealing Over $100 Million [bleepingcomputer.com]
The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) charged Russian citizens Maksim V. Yakubets and Igor Turashev for deploying the Dridex malware (aka Bugat and Cridex), and for their involvement in international bank fraud and computer hacking schemes.
The two were charged with conspiracy, computer hacking, wire fraud, and bank fraud in a 10-count indictment [documentcloud.org] unsealed today, concerning the distribution of the malware they used to automate the theft of sensitive financial and personal information like banking credentials, as well as for infecting their victims with ransomware in more recent attacks.
[...] "This is a landmark for the NCA, FBI and U.S. authorities and a day of reckoning for those who commit cybercrime," NCA Director Jones added.
"Following years of online pursuit, I am pleased to see the real-world identity of Yakubets and his associate Turashev revealed. Yakubets and his associates have allegedly been responsible for losses and attempted losses totaling hundreds of millions of dollars."