International cyber-crime gang busted

Last Updated: May 16 2019 19:21
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An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m (£77m) from more than 40,000 victims has been demolished.

A complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The gang infected computers with GozNym malware, which captured online banking details to access bank accounts.

The gang was put together from criminals who advertised their skills on online forums.

The details of the operation were unveiled at the headquarters of the European police agency Europol in The Hague.

It said that the probe was unprecedented, especially in terms of cross-border co-operation.