Bank Insiders Charged in ZeuS Cybercrime Smackdown

November 8, The Register – (International)

Six corrupt bank insiders turned ZeuS money mule suspects have been arrested in Moldova. All half dozen of the suspects worked in local banks in the east European country.

Investigators believe the suspects specialized in laundering Western Union and MoneyGram payments received from co-conspirators in Western nations that can ultimately be traced back to compromised corporate and personal bank accounts. The arrests in Moldova follow charges against alleged members of a massive cybercrime ring estimated to have raked in up to $70 million by using the ZeuS banking Trojan to steal online banking log-in credentials and loot accounts.

Further arrests may follow in Moldova and elsewhere, a Washington Post staffer turned security blogger reports.


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