hacker arrests

Three Charged with Creating, Distributing Gozi Banking Malware

Charges will be brought today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against three men allegedly involved with creating and distributing the Gozi banking Trojan. Gozi infected more than a million computers worldwide, including a handful at NASA, leading to tens of millions of dollars in lost banking funds and damages to computer systems and networks.

International Cyber Crime Takedown Said to Be Largest of Its Kind

A two-year undercover operation today netted two dozen arrests in eight countries in what federal authorities say is the largest coordinated international takedown  in history directed at those who traffic stolen financial data through online forums. The investigation uncovered 411,000 compromised credit and debit cards and saved an estimated $205 million in economic losses. Additionally, 47 companies, government entitites and educational institutions were notified their networks had been breached.

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