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The interior Ministry reported the arrest of hackers appropriated a billion rubles

МВД сообщает об аресте хакеров, присвоивших миллиард рублейAnother special operation took place at the end of January 2017 in the five regions where they were detained nine people.

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia has told about the detention of suspects in the theft of more than a billion rubles from Bank accounts of Russians.

As told in Department, the arrests were a continuation of the investigation of the activities of a group which engaged in the hacking of Bank accounts in 2013. The detainees are also suspected in the burglary of “critical infrastructure, including strategic industrial enterprises.”

About the first arrests it was reported in June 2016. Then the interior Ministry said that 50 suspects were arrested with the participation of Sberbank, but the amount of damage is not known. In a new message about Sberbank says nothing.

The suspects were seized about 4.5 million rubles in cash. Only are 27 people, 19 of whom were arrested by the court decision. Defendants in the case charged under the article on the computer fraud and organizing a criminal community.

According to RIA news, the arrested hackers were related to the creation of the Trojan Lurk. This program is distributed as software for remote administration of computers used in banks.

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