Article: From Russia, with Malware: US Charges Hacking Group Evil Corp. In $100M Bank Fraud

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From Russia, with Malware: US Charges Hacking Group Evil Corp. In $100M Bank Fraud

PYMNTS, 05 December 2019

Call it Russian interference of a different sort that netted $100 million from banks and financial institutions (FIs) in more than 40 countries.

What would you expect from an outfit named Evil Corp.? Sometimes, it seems, there is truth in advertising.

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a multicount indictment Thursday (Dec. 5) against two Russian citizens, Igor Turashev and Maksim V. Yakubets. They are connected with a Russian hacking group known as Evil Corp., which has been known to release malware. The duo allegedly — and with the help of more than a dozen others — worked to deploy malware known as Dridex (aka Cridex and Bugat) and for committing wire and bank fraud. Continue reading “Article: From Russia, with Malware: US Charges Hacking Group Evil Corp. In $100M Bank Fraud”

Article: TECH ‘Evil Corp’: Feds charge Russians in massive $100 million bank hacking scheme

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TECH ‘Evil Corp’: Feds charge Russians in massive $100 million bank hacking scheme

Kate Fazzini, 05 December 2019

The U.S. Justice and Treasury departments took action Thursday against a Russian hacking group known as “Evil Corp.,” which stole “at least” $100 million from banks using malicious software that swiped banking credentials, according to a joint press release.

“Evil Corp.,” a name reminiscent of the nickname for the key malevolent corporation in the popular television drama “Mr. Robot,” is “run by a group of individuals based in Moscow, Russia, who have years of experience and well-developed, trusted relationships with each other,” according to a Treasury Department press release. Continue reading “Article: TECH ‘Evil Corp’: Feds charge Russians in massive $100 million bank hacking scheme”