Thursday, 16 February 2017
HACKING GANG AT LARGE FOR STEALTH
The hacker group in the Russian Federation, whose members are under the radar of stealing funds from accounts of Russian financial institutions, was dismantled. The Spokesman of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Irina Wolf stated.
"In May 2016, after effective interaction between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Services the Russian Federation, an unprecedented interdiction operation had been carried out against the hacker group, whose members had lived in 17 different locations of the country and had been a part of misappropriation of funds from accounts of Russian financial institutions since 2013, Wolf stated in the report, published on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. For the period of its activity, 50 members had managed to transfer more than 1 billion rubles."
The Spokesman of the Ministry of Internal Affairs added to her statement that other than bank accounts, attackers had also hacked critical infrastructure, including strategic industrial enterprises.
Searches were conducted, during which computers, media devices and means of communication, as well as funded and edged weapons were seized.
"At the moment 27 organizers and participants of the group, of this 19 suspects, held criminal liable. The court had ordered their remand in custody", - the statement reflected on the website. The matter remains under investigation.