The interior Ministry reported the arrest of a Trojan that has infected 1 million smartphones hackers

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A group of hackers who infected a Trojan horse, about million smartphones, detained by policemen. It included 20 people from different regions of Russia, with virus hackers engaged in theft of money from Bank accounts

Law enforcement officers detained a group of 20 hackers who infected the virus, more than one million smartphones and with the help of this program involved the theft of money from Bank accounts. This is stated in the message on the website of the Ministry of interior.

“Employees of Management “To” MVD of Russia together with field investigators of Department “To” UMVD Russia on the Ivanovo region, in collaboration with the staff of the investigative unit of the investigative Department of UMVD of Russia across the Ivanovo region with the active assistance of the company “IB Group” stopped the activities of an interregional organized group that specialized in stealing money from Bank accounts by using Trojans, which killed more than a million mobile device users,” — said the official representative of Department Irina Wolf.

Wolf explained that the organizer of the group, which included hackers from different regions of the Russian Federation, they lived in Ivanovo, Moscow, Rostov, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl areas and the Republic of Mari El. The organizer of the group was 30-year-old resident of Ivanovo. The officers detained everyone in the community, four of them, the court sent under arrest to the time of the investigation, the rest were left on freedom under a subscription about not departure.

Employees of the interior Ministry detained a group of hackers Video: MIA

“While illegal activities have been infected with a Trojan program, more than a million smartphones, and the damage from their activities exceeded 50 million rubles,” — said the interior Ministry. During the searches, which took place in six regions of the country, police officers seized computer equipment, hundreds of Bank cards and SIM cards issued on figureheads.

A criminal case on signs of crimes under part 4 of article 159.6 of the criminal code (fraud in the sphere of computer information).

In March 2017, the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that in 2016 the number of hacker attacks on state information resources has grown more than three times and reached 52.5 million cyber attacks. “In the whole country last year identified and neutralized over 52,5 million computer attacks. For comparison, in 2015, they were 14.4 million”, — said Patrushev then. According to him, the hackers sought “to violate the mode of operation of technical equipment” state and municipal authorities and to obtain “restricted information”, including introducing hidden means of computer intelligence.


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