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Spain arrests Ukrainian cyber criminal ‘mastermind’

MADRID: Spain and Europol on Monday announced the arrest of a Ukrainian man dubbed the mastermind of a gang behind hundreds of cyberattacks that have netted around a billion euros from banks.
The man, detained in the eastern coastal city of Alicante, carried out attacks using malware such as “Carbanak” and “Cobalt,” according to Europol, which hailed cooperation with Spanish financial police as well as the FBI, Romanian, Belarusian and Taiwanese authorities and private cyber security firms.
From 2013, when it launched the Anunak malware programme, the gang attacked banks, e-payment systems and financial institutions in more than 40 countries, resulting “in …read more

Source: theSun

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