Cyber Security Institute

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Three indicted for making, spreading Gozi Trojan - Computerworld

Three individuals were indicted in New York Wednesday for allegedly creating and distributing the Gozi malware that’s said to have caused tens of million of dollars in losses at several major U.S. banks.  The trio is alleged to have conspired to steal at least $50 million from online bank accounts of people whose computers were hit with the Gozi virus. The indictments alleged that the three individuals, described as software experts, used Gozi to infect at least 100,000 computers around the world, including 25,000 in the United States.  In 2009, according to the indictment, Kuzmin was approached by unnamed co-conspirators seeking to use the Gozi malware to attack customers of American banks.