HomesecurityA group laundering money for Russian hacking groups was arrested

A group laundering money for Russian hacking groups was arrested

Ukrainian police have arrested members of a group of people laundering money for Russian hacking groups at the request of US intelligence.

In a press release of the SSU of Ukraine, law enforcement authorities say that the individuals participated in large-scale international operations where tens of millions of dollars were "laundered" for various hacking groups.

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In order to interact with their "clients", the threatening agents created several accounts with unique nicknames on dark web platforms and provided their services to hacking groups, including some operating in the Russian Federation.

Police say the individuals used an extensive network of virtual persons and financial services for the money laundering process, but police did not provide further details.

The SSU carried out simultaneous raids in the Mykolaiv area and confiscated computer equipment, software, banknotes and cash as part of the operation.

Law enforcement also confiscated three boxes of units flash USB which appear to contain false cryptocurrency hardware wallets.

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The hackers reportedly fabricated them independently, blocked them with crypto-stealing malware and sold them to targets.

Authorities are currently analyzing the seized material to reveal more information, as they believe there are other people involved in the malicious operation in addition to those arrested.

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