ZBot gang suspects arrested in the Ukraine

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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 the Ukraine’s turn to round-up some suspects.

The Security Service of the 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.

According to an FBI press release, the authorities in the Ukraine sent approximately 50 SBU officers to execute eight search warrants.

It’s perhaps not a surprise that…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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