Hackers transferred stolen funds from a Russian bank to a cryptocurrency and transferred it abroad

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Investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, together with experts from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, completed a preliminary investigation of the case of the theft of 21.5 million rubles from an unnamed commercial bank in Yakutia. The participants of the international criminal group transferred the stolen funds to cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.

In July 2017, two residents of the neighboring countries used malware to gain access to the bank’s servers. The remote management of the institution’s ATMs allowed the hackers to commit theft and withdraw funds abroad.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a criminal case against two members of the group. He will be considered by the Yakutsk City Court of the Republic of Sakha. The defendants face up to 10 years in prison.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is continuing to investigate the case in cooperation with Interpol specialists and law enforcement officers from several European countries.

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