Malware

U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations

International law enforcement partners announced Thursday that a large malware conspiracy network has been taken down. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, those behind the GozNym malware attacks attempted to steal an estimated $100 million from victims.

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The city of Pittsburgh’s technology staff have been closely watching the ransomware attack that rendered Atlanta’s municipal computers useless for nearly a week.

Hickton: European Charged In Phishing Scam To Appear In U.S. Court

Feb 26, 2016
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An Eastern European man was set to face a federal judge in Pittsburgh on Friday on charges he ran an international email phishing scheme that enabled him and others to steal banking information from U.S. companies.

Andrey Ghinkul, 30, is from Moldova. He was arrested in August while on vacation in Cyprus and was extradited to Pennsylvania last week.

Prosecutors plan to ask that he remain jailed until trial, because they say he a risk to flee prosecution.