Malware Group Dismantled

In mid-May 2019, GozNym, a cybercriminal network offering cybercrime as a service was able to be dismantled through an international operation between Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Ukraine, and the USA. Criminal services offered by GozNym included, for instance, bulletproof hosters, money mule networks, crypters, spammers, coders, organizers, and technical support.

By means of a complex system of recruited cybercriminals and spammers, the head of GozNym controlled more than 41,000 victim computers infected with GozNym malware. The malware captured the victims’ online banking login credentials with the aim of fraudulently gaining unauthorised access to their online bank accounts.

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EU Europol Cybercrime


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section