US indicts hackers with alleged Russian intelligence ties Dec 06, 2019 0 650 12345 Washington: The US Justice Department unveiled indictments on Thursday of two Russians with ties to their country’s intelligence services, who ran a major global cybertheft operation under the name Evil Corp.An indictment unsealed in Pittsburgh named Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev as the main figures in a group which inserted malware on computers in dozens of countries to steal more than $100 million from companies and local authorities.The US Treasury, which announced sanctions in the case, said Yakubets specifically worked for the FSB intelligence agency “as of 2017” and was “tasked to work on projects for the Russian state.” The Evil Corp used phishing schemes to insert Dridex, Bugat and other malware files on a victim’s computer.The malware was used to obtain identities, passwords, and ultimately access to bank accounts, from which the attackers would transfer money to their own accounts or to money launderers. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Strike paralyses France as unions face off against Macron Dec 06, 2019 0 240 Ex-US secretary of state Kerry endorses Biden for president Dec 06, 2019 0 1653 Trump likely to face at least three articles of impeachment Dec 06, 2019 0 663 At least 58 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania Nouakchott: At least 58 migrants trying reach Europe from West Africa died as their makeshift boat capsized off the coast of Mauritania, but dozens of survivors managed to swim to shore. Wednesday’s sinking was the .. Italy’s ruling Five Star ‘steals’ voters’ data via Facebook app DPA Rome Italy’s ruling Five Star Movement (M5S) used underhand methods similar to Cambridge Analytica for the mass profiling of voters ahead of 2013 and 2014 elections, according to a media report. The data harvesting .. Wolf attacks on farm animals on the rise in Germany Berlin: Sheep are the main victims of attacks by wolves in Germany, which have shown a significant increase in recent years as numbers of the once-rare predators rise, government figures showed on Thursday. According to .. Johnson pledges tax cuts, gets election boost after four MEPs quit Brexit Party DPA London Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised British voters tax cuts on Thursday as he was boosted by the backing of four Brexit Party politicians ahead of next week’s snap election. Johnson made a series of pledges .. Trump lawyer meets Ukrainian MP Kiev: US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer discussed “international corruption” with an MP in Kiev who had claimed to have dirt on the White House’s Democratic rivals, the Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday. .. Trump says ‘will win’ impeachment fight Washington: A defiant President Donald Trump predicted on Thursday he “will win,” after the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives gave the greenlight for impeachment. “The good thing is that the ..