The Hague — US and European police said on Thursday that they have smashed a huge international cyber-crime network that used Russian malware to steal $100m (€89m) from tens of thousands of victims worldwide. Prosecutions have been launched in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the US over the scam, while five Russians charged in the US remain on the run, the EU police agency Europol said. The “organised crime network behind $100m in malware attacks” targeted “more than 41,000 victims, primarily businesses and their financial institutions”, Europol said. Police in Germany and Bulgaria are also involved. The cyber-gang used GozNym malware to infect victims’ computers, steal their online banking login details, then siphon money from their accounts. The stolen money was then laundered in US and other accounts. Scott Brady, the US attorney-general for the western district of Pennsylvania where the US indictment was unsealed, said the operation was an “unprecedented” international effort. “Un...

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