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Europol Arrests Alleged Creators of Banking Trojans Zeus and SpyEye

Europol Arrests Alleged Creators of Banking Trojans Zeus and SpyEye

June 29, 2015

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Authorities from six European countries have taken down a major cybercriminal group in Ukraine suspected of developing, exploiting and distributing well-known banking Trojans Zeus and SpyEye, according to Europol.

Police arrested five suspects between June 18 and 19. The cybercriminals used malware to attack online banking systems in Europe and elsewhere, adapting their sophisticated banking Trojans over time to defeat security measures implemented by the banks, authorities say. Each cybercriminal had a specialty, and the group was involved in creating malware, infecting machines, harvesting bank credentials and laundering the money through so-called money mule networks.

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