Suspected hackers indicted by Russia for card skimming attacks

Six Russian nationals suspected to be part of a hacking operation have been charged by the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office for their involvement in card-skimming attacks that resulted in the theft of more than 160,000 payment cards over an almost seven-year period, BleepingComputer reports. Malicious computer programs have been leveraged by suspects Alexander Aseev, Alexander Basov, Anton Tolmachev, Denis Priymachenko, Dmitry Kolpakov, and Vladislav Patyuk to infiltrate foreign online store websites and their databases, with malicious code then deployed to exfiltrate banking card details, since late 2017, alleged Russian authorities, who noted that data stolen by the threat actors were then peddled on dark web platforms.

Source: SC Magazine