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INDICTMENTS OF NOTORIOUS RUSSIAN CYBERCRIMINALS

The US Department of Justice announced indictments against Maksim V Yakubets, a.k.a. “aqua”, of Moscow, Russia and Igor Turashev of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia for their use of malware known as “Bugat”, a.k.a. “Cridex”, a.k.a. “Dridex”, and other malware to steal tens of millions of dollars from individuals and businesses across the world for more than a decade.

See https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/russian-national-charged-decade-long-series-hacking-and-bank-fraud-offenses-resulting-tens and https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/assistant-attorney-general-brian-benczkowski-delivers-remarks-yakubets-press-conference.

The NCFTA collaborated on this matter in a significant manner with the Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit (CIRFU), Global Operations and Targeting Unit (GOTU), and Pittsburgh Field Office of the FBI since 2009 through as recently as 2019.

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