Feds arrest masterminds behind ‘Gozi’ banking virus that infected thousands of computers

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Federal prosecutors this week charged three Eastern European men with using the so-called Gozi virus to infiltrate more than one million computers worldwide, including more than 160 at NASA. According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, the three hackers used their malware to steal banking information from tens of thousands of individuals, resulting in losses in the “tens of millions of dollars.” The three men, Nikita Vladimirovich Kuzmin, Deniss Calovskis, and Mihai Ionut Paunescu, have been charged with several counts including bank fraud conspiracy, access device fraud, and computer intrusion.

Kuzmin, 25, is accused of developing Gozi, and has already pleaded guilty. For the past two years, the Russian national has been…

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