Media: Russian mafia carried out cyber-attacks in Sweden
Swedish media recently released a report about hackers who sent millions of e-mails with viruses over several years. Presumably, cyber-criminals are associated with organized crime in Russia.
The viruses were disguised as letters from Telia Sverige, a communications company and Postnord postal service. The recipient would be asked to verify the account or perform other operations. After the user clicked the link, the unknowns demanded money to unlock the computer, from 400 kronor to six thousand kronor or about 40-600 euros.
At least twenty thousand Swedes were victimized by the hackers. Users in dozens of other countries were also affected, including Australia, …read more