US charges Ukrainian national over alleged role in Raccoon Infostealer malware operation
- The malware then stole personal data from their computers, including login credentials, bank account details, cryptocurrency addresses, and other personal information, which were used to commit financial crimes or sold to others on cybercrime forums.An example of one of the phishing emails sent by the crime group.
- These individuals employed various tactics, such as COVID-19-themed phishing emails and malicious web pages, to install the malware onto the computers of unsuspecting victims.
- According to one report, the malware operation claimed it was suspending its operations after one of its lead developers was allegedly killed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- I urge anyone who thinks they could be a victim to follow the FBI’s guidance on how to report your potential exposure.”Sokolovsky is charged with computer fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft and faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
- Image Credits: U.S. Justice Department.According to U.S. officials, the malware stole more than 50 million unique credentials and forms of identification from victims around the world since February 2019.
- “As reflected in the number of potential victims and global breadth of this attack, cyber threats do not respect borders, which makes international cooperation all the more critical.
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