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US names arrested Fin7 cyber-gang suspects

Three Ukrainian citizens suspected of being part of a “prolific hacking group” have been arrested, the US Department of Justice has announced.
The three men are accused of using malware to attack more than 120 US companies, including the restaurant chains Chipotle and Arby’s.
Firms in the UK, France and Australia were also said to have been targeted.
The gang involved has been called several names including Fin7, Carbanak and JokerStash.
Its activities had been widely tracked in the cyber-security press. In some cases it was suspected of being a Russia-based operation.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) said that the group had hijacked more than 15 million payment card details from more than 6,500 payment check-out points in the US alone.
It said the information was then sold via the “dark net” – a part of the internet that is not indexed by regular search engines such as Google.
The resulting losses are believed to have run into the tens of millions of dollars.
The group is understood to still be active.
Each of the three accused faces allegations of conspiracy, wire fraud, computer hacking, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
However, only one of the men is currently in US custody.
Fedir Hladyr is being held in Seattle pending trial after being handed over by the German authorities, who arrested the 33-year-old in January.
Dmytro Fedorov was arrested the same month in Poland. The Spanish authorities are holding the third suspect, Andrii Kopakov. The US is seeking to have both extradited.
It is not known whether the men deny the crimes they are accused of.

Source: BBC

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