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Russian Raids See Largest Ever Arrest of Hackers in the Country

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Russian Raids See Largest Ever Arrest of Hackers in the Country

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This article was posted on Thursday, 08:27, UTC.

Russia’s FSB security service has said that it has detained a gang of 50 hackers who used a Trojan called “Lurk” to 3 billion roubles (approx. $25 million) from various Russian banks. An investigation by Russia’s FSB, Kaspersky Lab and Sberbank has led to raids targeting 50 people allegedly involved in the cyber-plundering of various Russian bank accounts to the tune of over $45 million USD. Raids were conducted in 15 regions of Russia. A press release by the FSB stated: As a result of the searches, seizures included a large amount of computer equipment, communications equipment, banking cards issued…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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