The U.S. justice Department announced the arrest of 3 Ukrainians, key members of the criminal cybergroup Fin7

Representatives of the Ministry of justice USA today, August 1, announced the arrest of 3 members of cybergroup Fin7, also known as «Carbonek» and «Navigator». All arrested persons – Ukrainians, who are senior members of the criminal organization. Hackers involved in attacks on hundreds of American and European companies.

According to information provided by the Ministry of justice, was detained Andrew Kovpaka, Dmitry Fedorov and Fedor gladyrya. Starting in 2015, the attackers hacked into hundreds of thousands of computers and stole the personal data of several million people. Mostly the cyber attacks were companies operating in the hospitality, gaming and restaurant business. Fin7 has managed to capture a huge amount of information, in most cases regarding Bank cards.

The U.S. justice Department announced the arrest of 3 Ukrainians, key members of the criminal cybergroup Fin7

According to U.S. law enforcement, is one of the largest cybercrimes in history. Photo: flickr/CC/[email protected]/

Only in America was hacked the computer network of the order of 100 of companies located in 47 States. From actions groups affected 15 million Americanswhose records on Bank cards was stolen. In total, the hackers broke into 6,5 thousand outlets. According to U.S. law enforcement, is one of the largest cybercrimes in history of the country.

After the data have been kidnapped, they were sold to interested parties through an underground Internet network Darknet. The American authorities are confident that the demand for stolen data was very large, and the criminals have earned millions of dollars on selling.

«The protection of consumers and companies using the Internet for business, is a top priority for us in the Ministry of justice. Cyber criminals who think they can hide in far-off countries, avoiding punishment, mistaken», — said the Ministry.

The U.S. justice Department announced the arrest of 3 Ukrainians, key members of the criminal cybergroup Fin7

Cyber criminals operated in a big way and even created a Combi Security company, with headquarters in Israel and Russia. Photo: flickr/CC/[email protected]/

Police believe that 33-year-old Fedor gladyrya was the system administrator of the group Fin7. He was responsible for support of communication channels and servers, and was involved in organizational matters. He was arrested in January of this year, in Dresden (Germany). The second member of cybergroup, 44-year-old Dmitry Fedorov was detained in Poland. He was assigned tasks to other hackers Fin7 and planned operations. The man also took a direct part in the attacks on the company.

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The third member of the criminal group Andrew Kovpaka, was arrested in late June, during your stay in Lepe (Spain). U.S. authorities do not exclude that this person is a leader Fin7 and its main organizer. Now pravoohraniteli solve a question on extradition of the malefactor to the United States of America.

Cyber criminals operated in a big way and even created the company Combi Security, with headquarters in Israel and Russia. This firm was a front for illegal activities and allowed to officially recruit talented hackers. Formally, the company was engaged in the testing of computer security. In fact, everything happened exactly the opposite. People hired to break and enter into the closed network, after which there were stolen various kinds of information. Now detainees give evidences and waiting for the first trial.

The U.S. justice Department announced the arrest of 3 Ukrainians, key members of the criminal cybergroup Fin7

Only in America was hacked the computer network of about 100 companies located in 47 States. Photo: flickr/CC/hivint/

Earlier, we wrote about the fact that the court again suspended the distribution circuits to print a gun on a 3-D printer. U.S. authorities have long been struggling with the company that created this weapon, and loaded his drawings into a virtual network. However, in June of this year, the case was settled in court, after which the Creator of the «plastic weapons» allowed the proliferation of schemes on the Internet. Now the ban is back.

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