ZBot gang suspects arrested in Ukraine

ZBot gang suspects arrested in Ukraine

There has been another development in the international investigation into a cybercrime gang believed to have used the ZBot Trojan (also known as Zeus) to steal millions of dollars from banks accounts around the world.

We’ve already mentioned the charges brought after arrests in the UK and USA, and now it’s Ukraine’s turn to round-up some suspects.

The Security Service of Ukraine (known as the SBU) detained five individuals yesterday who – they claim – are key members of the Zbot gang that has been accused of a large-scale, international organized cybercrime operation.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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