The U.S. today announced legal and regulatory action against the powerhouse cybercriminal group Evil Corp, filing hacking and bank fraud charges against two of its suspected members. Authorities are also offering a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or conviction of one of the group's alleged masterminds, 32-year-old Maksim Yakubets of Moscow, Russia, who has worked for the Russian intelligence agency FSB.
Evil Corp has long been tied to financially motivated cyberattacks featuring the Zeus trojan and Bugat (aka Dridex) malware, both of which were primarily designed to steal banking credentials from infected individuals.
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