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$100M Eastern European Cyber Ring Dismantled, Feds Say

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors, investigators and a grand jury from the Western District of Pennsylvania were part of an international effort to shut down the GozNym cybercrime network accused of trying to steal more than $100 million from victims around the world, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.

According to the indictment, 10 conspirators operated out of Eastern Europe and hid the GozNym malware in “phishing” emails disguised as legitimate correspondence from banks to steal victims’ banking information through fake websites and keylogging programs and launder money stolen from the bank accounts.

Victims included law firms in Washington, D.C., and Wellesley, Massachusetts, a...

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