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Hackers Linked to Russians Target Banks From Moscow to Utah

  • Group-IB says it discovered previously unknown cell of hackers
  • U.S., Russian banks robbed of up to $10 million, report shows
A man types on a laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe.

The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15 U.S. lenders, targeting ATMs with “mules” and Russia’s interbank money-transfer system, Group-IB said in a report provided to Bloomberg.