Privacy & Data Security Law

Russian ‘Evil Corp’ Was Behind a Decade of Hacks, U.S. Says

Dec. 5, 2019, 4:42 PM; Updated: Dec. 5, 2019, 4:53 PM

The U.S. unveiled charges and sanctions against members of a hacking entity calling itself Evil Corp that authorities said was behind some of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade.

The U.S. Justice Department, working in conjunction with U.K. authorities and the U.S. Treasury, brought conspiracy and fraud charges against members of the group that it said “has been engaged in cybercrime on an almost unimaginable scale,” using malware to steal tens of millions of dollars from accounts at banks including Bank of America Corp. and regional U.S. lenders.

The Treasury Department said it would...

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