U.S. charges eight for cybercrime targeting banks, government

Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Wednesday announced criminal charges against eight people accused of trying to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at financial institutions and government agencies.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said four of the defendants have been arrested, two are being pursued by law enforcement, and the other two, who are Ukrainian nationals, are at large.

Prosecutors said conspiring hackers gained unauthorized access to computer networks of more than a dozen entities including Automated Data Processing Inc, Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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