US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang

US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang
The FBI and counterparts from other nations say group infected over 41,000 computers with malware that steals banking credentials.

US law enforcement authorities and their counterparts from five other countries have announced charges against 10 members of an international cybercrime operation that attempted to steal an estimated $100 million from organizations in the US and elsewhere in 2016.


An indictment unsealed Thursday by the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania accused the individuals of committing bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering, in an operation of a sophisticated, international cybercrime network called GozNym.


Five of the indicted individuals are based in Russia and remain fugitives from justice, the US Department of Justice announced Thursday. The other individuals are based in Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Bulgaria and face prosecutions in their respective countries.


A eleventh individual, Krasimir Nikolov, aka pablopicasso, was arrested in Bulgaria ..