SBU exposed the hackers, taking out money from foreign banks via counterparty associated with the special services of the Russian Federation

СБУ разоблачила хакеров, выводивших средства из иностранных банков через контрагентов, связанных со спецслужбами РФ

Employees of the security Service of Ukraine stopped activity of the international hacker group, which specializes in embezzlement and legalization of funds taken from accounts of clients of banking institutions from more than twenty countries, with the help of contractors associated with the special services of the Russian Federation. About it reports a press-Department service.

It is established that the hackers gained access to personal data of legal entities of banks from EU countries, South Asia and the post-Soviet space. Then they formed in the banking systems of false payment documents and withdraw money from the accounts of merchants.

The legalization of stolen funds has occurred through a series of sham financial transactions with firms-intermediaries, some of which were controlled by the Russian security services. Each of the participants in the transaction have received the agreed upon percentage of the amount of the stolen funds.

During the authorized investigative actions at places of residence of the members of the group in Kiev, Chernovtsy, Odessa and Voznesensk law enforcement officers seized financial documents confirming the facts of forgery of Bank guarantees and illegal transfer of stolen funds through the popular banking system.

SBU officers also found the email that proves the legalization of stolen funds, in particular through contractors associated with the secret services of the Russian Federation. They managed to detain the organizer of the group, which turned out to be a citizen of one of countries in the Middle East, and an accomplice who was directly responsible for technical support of the transaction.

The organizer and the two defendants declared suspicion under part 2 of article 200 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

Urgent investigative actions for the criminal responsibility of all members of the organized group and their foreign accomplices.

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