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Crime's Digital Transformation

Online Exclusives Tim McCollum May 30, 2019

Fraudsters and cybercriminals are bringing innovation to wrongdoing, harnessing mobile, digital platforms, and advanced technologies to commit disruptive crimes.

​An international police operation has taken down a gang that allegedly stole an estimated $100 million from more than 41,000 victims using malware, European police organization Europol announced this month. The gang allegedly infected computers with the GozNym malware, enabling its members to obtain online banking credentials and access to victims' bank accounts. They also used those accounts to launder the money they stole and transfer the funds to their own accounts, Europol alleges.

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Tim McCollum

Associate Managing Editor, Internal Auditor