The four-year investigation targeted the group who caused hundreds of millions of euros of damage to online banking systems by sending infected emails to users in over 180 countries. Five individuals, described as ‘top level cybercriminals’ have been arrested. The Rock’s Economic Crime Unit received a letter of thanks for its work from German authorities leading the investigation.
Since 2012, the gang had sent over one million infected emails a week to unsuspecting victims. Millions of private and business computer systems were also infected with malware, allowing the criminals to steal bank and email passwords.