The malware, which enabled cyber criminals from Eastern Europe to take remote control of infected computers and siphon funds from victims’ bank accounts, targeted companies and institutions across all sectors of American life. ADVERTISEMENTVictims included a Washington law firm, a church in Texas, a furniture business in California and a casino in Mississippi. The charges include conspiracy to commit computer fraud, conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. ADVERTISEMENTThe malware cited in the current court case infected 41,000 computers, relying on spam emails that were disguised as legitimate messages or invoices, officials said. Brady said that while prosecutors always look to recover stolen funds, that effort is especially challenging in international cybercrime cases.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2019 12:00 UTC