Russia says arrests hacker gang who defrauded banks of millions

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's FSB security service said on Wednesday it had helped detain a gang of about 50 hackers who stole over 1.7 billion roubles ($25.33 million) from the accounts of various Russian financial institutions. The suspects had used malware to set up a network of bots on infected computers to carry out the cyber attacks, the ministry said, and Sberbank, Russia's largest bank by assets, had helped the authorities crack the case. The hackers targeted accounts belonging to corporate entities as well as correspondent accounts belonging to financial institutions.

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