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Police dismantle dreaded international cyber-crime gang

IANS  |  London 

An international gang of cybercriminals involved in stealing $100 million from over 40,000 victims by infecting their computers with a has been dismantled.

The GozNym that the gang used captured online details to access bank accounts, the reported on Thursday.

Investigations conducted in several countries including the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, and led to the dismantling of the gang that recruited criminals who advertised their skills on

But the Russian who developed the GozNym and oversaw its development and management, including leasing it to other cyber-criminals, is on the run, according to the report.

Gang members in four countries including the US, Georgia, and Geermany have been charged.

The malware was dubbed GozNym because it combines the stealth of a previous malware strain called Nymaim with the capabilities of the powerful Gozi trojan, reporter wrote in a blog.

The gang used stolen captured by GozNym malware to access victims' online and attempt to steal their money through electronic funds transfers into controlled by fellow conspirators, he added.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 18:54 IST
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