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US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware

Grant Gross | April 14, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts nationwide.

-- Alexey Tikonov, of Russia, an alleged coder or developer who assisted the criminal enterprise by developing new codes to compromise banking systems.

The indictment also charges three other unnamed people.

The Metropolitan Police Service in the U.K., the National Police of the Netherlands' National High Tech Crime Unit and the Security Service of Ukraine assisted with the DOJ's investigation.

 

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