Authorities throw the book at 3 members of Fin7 cybercrime gang

Three high-ranking members of a sophisticated international cybercrime group operating out of Eastern Europe have been arrested and are in custody facing charges filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to an FBI report.

According to three federal indictments unsealed today, Ukrainian nationals Dmytro Fedorov, Fedir Hladyr, and Andrii Kopakov, are members of a prolific hacking group widely known as FIN7 (also referred to as the Carbanak Group and the Navigator Group, among other names).

Since at least 2015, FIN7 members engaged in a highly sophisticated malware campaign targeting more than 100 U.S. companies, predominantly in the restaurant, gaming and hospitality industries, and have stolen data from more than 15 million cards.

As set forth in indictments unsealed today, FIN7 hacked into thousands of computer systems and stole millions of customer credit and debit card numbers as well as proprietary and nonpublic information, which the group used or sold for profit.

In the United States alone, FIN7 successfully breached the computer networks of companies in 47 states and the District of Columbia, stealing more than 15 million customer card records from over 6,500 individual point-of-sale terminals at more than 3,600 separate business locations. Additional intrusions occurred abroad, including in the United Kingdom, Australia, and France. 

Each of the three FIN7 conspirators is charged with 26 felony counts alleging conspiracy, wire fraud, computer hacking, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft. 

Topics: Security, Skimming / Fraud

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