International cybercriminal group taken down in Romania and France

Friday 18 July 2014 00:47 CET | News

An international organized cybercrime network, composed mostly of Romanian citizens, was taken down in Romania and France with the support of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol.

The cybercrime network is suspected of electronic payment crimes including intrusions into international non-cash payment systems (through malware attacks), illegal worldwide financial transactions and money transfers, card data compromising (via skimming attacks), money laundering and drug trafficking.

Members of this criminal network were using malware dubbed RAT (Remote Access Tool) with key logger functionality in order to take over and gain access to computers used by money transfer services all over Europe (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway, UK). Losses incurred by the criminals’ activities account for at least EUR 2 million.

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Keywords: international, Romania, France, cybercriminal group, security, web fraud
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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Fraud & Financial Crime