Ukraine Says Group Of Banking Hackers Exposed
After Causing $2.5 Billion In Losses
January 28, 2021
Ukrainian authorities say they have exposed a
group of hackers who interfered with the
computer network servers of several European and
U.S. banks, causing losses of $2.5 billion.
Prosecutor-General's Office said in a statement
on January 27 that since 2014, "hackers from
Ukraine" have used malicious software designed
to steal personal data such as passwords and
logins from servers from private and state
banking institutions in Austria, Britain,
Germany, Lithuania the Netherlands, Switzerland,
and the United States.
The prosecutors said computer and server
equipment were seized in police raids in the
The investigation was carried out in
coordination with the EUís judicial cooperation
unit Eurojust, the European policing agency
Europol, as well as U.S. and German law
enforcement agencies, the statement said.
It did not give further details.
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