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: Russian Nationals Charged With Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses

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Russian Nationals Charged With Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses

Security Magazine, 05 December 2019

The US, through its Departments of Justice and State, and the UK, through its National Crime Agency (NCA), announced the unsealing of criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln, Nebraska, against Maksim V. Yakubets, aka online moniker, “aqua,” 32, of Moscow, Russia, related to two separate international computer hacking and bank fraud schemes spanning from May 2009 to the present. A second individual, Igor Turashev, 38, from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, was also indicted in Pittsburgh for his role related to the “Bugat” malware conspiracy. Continue reading “Article: Russian Nationals Charged With Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses”

Article: Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

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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”