MFA: In the USA detained the Ukrainians who are accused of cyber attacks on American companies

МИД: В США задержали украинцев, обвиняемых в кибератаке на американские компании

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine confirmed the fact of detention in the US, three Ukrainians, who are accused of cyber attacks on American companies. About this in comments to “Interfax-Ukraine” said the Deputy Director of the Department of consular service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Kirilich.

“The Consul of Ukraine has established contact with representatives of law enforcement bodies, during which was confirmed information about the detention of these citizens of Ukraine, as well as the presence of a us lawyer who protects the rights and legitimate interests of one of the arrested Ukrainians,” – said Kirilich.

We will remind, on August 1 in the U.S. justice Department announced the arrest of three citizens of Ukraine, who are accused of cyber attack on the 100 companies in 47 States.

Among the detained 44-year-old Dmitry Fedorov, a 33-year-old Fedor Hladyr and 30-summer Andrey Kolpakov. According to information, they are members of the hacker group FIN7 (also called Carbanak Group, Navigator Group).

It is known that Fedor Hladyr was arrested in Dresden (Germany) is in custody in Seattle. He was a system administrator FIN7. That is supported by the servers and the communication channels used by the organization, and performed a management role, delegating tasks and giving instructions to the other members of the hacker group. Currently, the trial of Hladyr scheduled for October 22.

Dmitry Fedorov played the role of a Manager, which was controlled by other hackers, who were instructed to violate the security of computer systems of victims. He was arrested in Bielsko-biała (Poland). He remains in custody in Poland before his extradition to the United States.

Andrey Kolpakov, was arrested in Lepe (Spain), is now preparing his extradition to the United States. He was the head of a group of hackers.

It is reported that members of the Fin7 hacked into thousands of computer systems, stole millions of payment card data, which were resold to third parties.

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