A Wellesley, Mass., law firm was among the victims of an international cybercrime ring that took the attorneys for $41K before being busted by a worldwide law enforcement operation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Overall, the cybercrime ring was said to have attempted stealing more than $100 million using malware dubbed GozNym that has infected tens of thousands of computers around the world, though largely in the United States and Europe.
The alleged crooks typically infected computers with GozNym by getting an unwitting victim to click on a bogus email link, and from there the malware would swipe online banking credentials. The Wellesley law firm, identified by the Department of Justice as Victim 13, had funds stolen from its Brookline Bank account and transferred to a TD Bank account provided by a conspirator.
We asked the DoJ about whether the Wellesley law firm has had its funds returned or if it will, and got this very DoJ-ish response: “Thank you for reaching out to us. We do not have information to provide at this time.”
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