The following is an excerpt from Jordan Valinsky | August 1, 2018 | CNN.com |
Three alleged members of an international hacking group have been arrested for cybercrimes targeting over 100 retailers, including chains like Chili's, Chipotle and Arby's, the US government announced Wednesday.
The three men -- Dmytro Fedorov, 44, Fedir Hladyr, 33, and Andrii Kopakov, 30 -- are Ukranian nationals and, the Justice Department alleges, high-ranking members of a European hacker group known as FIN7. The group is accused of stealing more than 15 million customer card records in the US alone and selling them on the dark web.
The government said the group "stole millions of customer credit and debit card numbers, which the group used or sold for profit."
Fin7 used a company called Combi Security "to provide a guise of legitimacy and to recruit hackers to join the criminal enterprise," the DOJ said in a release.
Combi's website stated it provided services such as penetration testing, allowing companies to test weak spots in their security systems. Combi is believed to be headquartered in Israel and Russia and operating throughout Eastern Europe, Jay Tabb, the head of the FBI's Seattle field office, said during a press call on Wednesday.
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