Australia works with FBI to arrest three international cyber hackers

Australia works with FBI to arrest three international cyber hackers
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Angus Taylor (Minister for law enforcement and cyber security)

Angus Taylor (Minister for law enforcement and cyber security)

Government agencies from Australia have joined forced with the FBI to disrupt an Eastern European-based cyber crime network targeting local citizens.

The involvement comes as three Ukrainians were arrested on criminal hacking charges including stealing payment card numbers, in attacks on more than 100 U.S. companies that cost businesses tens of millions of dollars, the U.S. Justice Department has revealed.

U.S. prosecutors alleged that the three Ukrainians, who were arrested in Europe between January and June, are members of FIN7, a notorious cyber crime gang also referred to as the Carbanak Group.

Victims include the Chipotle Mexican Grill, Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino in Washington state, Jason’s Deli, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Sonic Drive-in and Taco John’s, according to the Justice Department.

The Emerald Queen stopped the attack and no customer data was stolen, prosecutors said in a press release.



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