Professor Warner Helps FBI To Crack "Trident Breach" ($70 Million Cyber-crime Ring)

Professor Warner Helps FBI To Crack "Trident Breach" ($70 Million Cyber-crime Ring)

Earlier in 2008 cyber criminals have managed to steal more than  $70 million from the payroll accounts of some 400 American companies and organizations – all from the safety of their homes in Eastern Europe. The case was known to us as "Trident Breach". As expected FBI was inspecting that case but hardly get success. 
At the beginning of 2008, the group of hackers compromised hundreds of thousands of Americans computers using a malicious computer “Trojan” bug called ZeuS. When computer users clicked on certain attachments and e-mail links, ZeuS infected their computers. ZeuS is designed to zero in on users’ bank information. For example, when a user visits a bank website, ZeuS knows; and since it is a key logger program, it records the user's keystrokes as he or she enters usernames and passwords. It then sends that information by instant text message to waiting hackers, who then have access to the compromised accounts. Henry is one of the country’s top cybercrime fighters. He says Americans are increasingly prone to “virtual gangs” prying on people’s personal data stored on their computers. In late 2008, they created some 3000 money mules, many of them unwitting Americans, by luring them into work-at-home jobs requiring "employees" to open bank accounts.
Later FBI appoint Prof. Gary Warner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who teaches a program that combines computer forensics and justice studies. Warner is also a member of the little-known FBI-affiliated group called InfraGard, comprising some 50,000 members across the United States who keep an eagle eye on U.S . critical infrastructure: power plants, water supply, security and financial services…and the Internet. After the entry of Warner the investigation turns. Warner said hackers transferred cash from business payroll-type "ACH" (Automated Clearing House) accounts to the mule accounts and the mules sent the cash by Western Union or MoneyGram to Eastern Europe, taking eight or 10 percent commission. So stealthy was their ZeuS operation, neither the hackers nor the mules had counted on getting caught. But, using complex data mining techniques, Prof. Warner established links between ZeuS-infected computers and traced the origins of the mass infection to Ukraine; and many of the hackers and their mules were caught. And after the FBI published a wanted poster of the students, Warner’s students began using what they’d learned in class to track the criminals. 


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