Russian cops arrest 8 in notorious Carberp Banking Trojan case

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Russian police arrest eight individuals in Moscow on suspicion of making millions in electronic banking fraud with a Banking trojan known as 'Carberp' . The arrested suspects include two unnamed brothers, aged 29 and 32, whom Russian cops believe to be the ringleaders of the gang.


According to the MVD statement, the hackers made more than 60 million roubles(£1.3m) with their trojan. Apparently, the hackers rented an office in Moscow, pretending to be a legitimate IT company.

"Our experts did an enormous amount of work, which resulted in identifying the head of this criminal group, the owner and operator of a specialised banking botnet, identifying the control servers, and identifying the directing of traffic from popular websites in order to spread malware infection," said Ilya Sachkov, CEO of Group-IB, a security firm that helped investigate the gang's attacks.
During the raid in the suspects' home and office, The police had recovered numerous ATM cards, forged documents and 7.5 million roubles (about £162,000) in cash.

Suspects face charges for various offences including 'Illegal access to computer information','malware distribution' and theft. If they are convicted, they will face charges punishable with 10 years in prison
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