FBI, This Week: Russian Nationals Indicted in Malware Conspiracy
December 6, 2019
The FBI and its national and international partners reveal a Russian national is allegedly behind the deployment of two separate malware variants that resulted in tens of millions of dollars in losses worldwide.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI and its national and international partners reveal a Russian national is allegedly behind the deployment of two separate malware variants that resulted in tens of millions of dollars in losses worldwide.
Maksim Yakubets, whose online moniker is “aqua,” faces charges in connection with his role with the Dridex and Zeus malware variants.
A reward of up to $5 million is available for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Yakubets.
A second Russian national, Igor Turashev, was indicted for his role in deploying the Dridex malware.
Over the last decade, Yakubets and his co-conspirators have targeted individuals and companies in the U.S. and across the globe.
Special Agent Jacob Foiles...
Jacob Foiles: The victims of the Zeus malware and the Dridex malware have ranged from the Franciscan Sisters of Illinois, to a town in Massachusetts, to school districts in the United States. Huge variety.
Halpern: The Dridex malware remains a cyber threat, and the FBI encourages victims to come forward for assistance.
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With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.
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