They may not appear on posters in the post office, but the FBI’s “Cyber’s Most Wanted” list features 26 accused criminals, including the so-called “Iranian DDoS attacks,” a group of seven Iranian nationals sought for their involvement in conspiracies to conduct a coordinated campaign of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the United States financial sector and other U.S.-based companies.
The men worked for ITSecTeam or Mersad, Iran-based companies that reportedly worked on behalf of the Iranian government.
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is wanted for a number of charges related to bank fraud. Last known to reside in Russia, Bogachev, aka “lucky12345” and “slavik,” is believed to be behind a scheme that loaded the notorious software “Zeus” on victims’ computers to capture bank account numbers, passwords and other personal identification numbers. A reward of up to $3 million is being offered for information leading to his