Monday, August 17, 2015

Group Tomsk hackers caught stealing money through Android-smartphone – Interfax

They carried the virus attacks on mobile devices for all bank customers in Russia and to debit their bank card

Moscow. August 17. INTERFAX.RU – Police with the assistance of the security service of the Savings Bank suspended the activity of the seven Tomsk hackers become infected smart phones with the operating system Android, the bank said.

organized criminals virus attacks on mobile device clients of Russian banks operating on the platform Android, and stole money from their bank cards. The criminal activities of the group cover the entire territory of Russia.

During the arrest of hackers was seized computer equipment from the control center for the replication of malicious software.

A criminal case, conducted investigative-operational measures are set victims, said in a statement Savings Bank.

identification and apprehension of criminals engaged in the police department for combating organized crime and the Department “K” AMIA Russia’s Tomsk region.

In April, Uranus was detained a similar group of hackers, which consisted of 25-year-old creator of the virus for the Android-smartphone from the Chelyabinsk region, and four of his associates. The amount of avoided damage to customers of the bank is estimated at more than 50 million rubles.

The Interior Ministry explained that the program, which was used by the attackers, after the installation of a device to seek balance tied to the bank card number, concealed received notice and began remittances funds from a bank account to accounts controlled by hackers.


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