The Billion Dollar Heist

Last week, a bit of sweet justice was dished out when three members of one of the world’s most notorious cybercrime organizations were indicted and charged with 26 felony counts. These guys, all from the Ukraine, were accused of bilking over a billion dollars from banks across the world over the last five years. They also stole millions of credit cards and resold them on the Dark Web.

The suspects are believed to be members of FIN7, a group that used malware and elaborate phishing campaigns to gain access to numerous US based banks and retailers including Chipotle, Jason’s Deli, Red Robin, Chili’s and Sonic Drive-in. In this case, we can thank the Russians as it was experts at cybersecurity juggernaut Kaspersky Labs that first uncovered FIN7.