Natalia Dobrovolskaya. Six European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and UK) With the assistance of the police service of the EU (Europol) and the Agency for the coordination of the legal services of the EU (Eurojust) defused the crowd of criminals in Ukraine, said in the communiqu? of Europol.
It was not reported who exactly carried out the searches and detentions and what role in the operation was assigned to the Ukrainian militiamen.
in the end, coordinated action were caught five intruders. They are suspected in the creation, use and dissemination of malicious malware Zeus and SpyEye, and similarly, in the cash funds obtained by criminal means. Law enforcement agencies have raided eight homes in 4 Ukrainian cities and seized computer equipment.
"Cybercriminals used malware to break into banking systems in the European Union and beyond its borders, adapting over time to their sophisticated Trojan horses to get around security measures of credit institutions ", - said in a communique.
according to investigators, the attackers were able to inject malware into tens of thousands of computers. Harm from their activities determined in 2 million Euro.
Europol stressed that the operation in Ukraine has become part of broader measures to fight cybercrime. In the framework of Eurojust worked closely with Ukraine at the level of the judiciary.