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”
Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud
BOBBY ALLYN, 05 December 2019
Federal law enforcement officials have announced criminal charges against two Russian nationals who operate a hacking organization known as Evil Corp., a group officials say is responsible for one of the most sweeping banking fraud schemes in the past decade.
The criminal indictments were unsealed in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Lincoln, Nebraska, against Maksim Yakubets, 32, and Igor Turashev, 38, both of whom live in Russia. The duo are accused of bank and wire fraud and computer hacking, among other counts. Continue reading “Article: Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud”
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”