Three Ukrainian nationals, suspected as part of a “prolific Hacker group” were detained, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
The three men accused of attack with malware, the more than 120 U.S. companies, including restaurant chains Chipotle and Arby’s.
Companies in the UK, France and Australia were also said to have been targeted.
The gang was involved in, called several names, including Fin7, Carbanak and Joker Tash.
His activities had far-press to the cyber-followed security. In some cases, the suspicion of Russia was operating.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) said that the group is more than 15 million credit card hijacked information from more than 6,500 payment with the check-out points in the United States alone.
He said the information, which then was sold on the “dark net” – a part of the internet that is not indexed by regular search engines such as Google.
The resulting losses are believed to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
The group continues to be active.
Each of the three defendants faces charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, computer hacking, access fraud device and aggravated identity theft.
However, only one of the men is currently in US custody.
Fedir Hladyr will be held in Seattle instead of from the detention center after the handover by the German authorities, the arrested the 33-year-old in January.
Dmitry Fedorov, was arrested in the same month in Poland. The Spanish authorities keep the third suspect, Andrii Kopakov. Looking for US both to be delivered.
It is not known whether the men of the crimes they are accused deny it.
“The naming of these Fin7 leaders marked a major step in the direction of removal of this sophisticated criminal enterprise,” said the FBI agent in charge, Jay Tabb.
“The FBI will continue to pursue with its law enforcement partners in the world, the members of this dastardly group, and hold them responsible for stealing from American companies and individuals.”
A cyber-security expert, said that the fight against these crimes is required good international cooperation.
“The criminal organisation, which will put the people that allegedly belong, is one of the larger groups, the comments are probably the reason for it attracts enough attention from law-enforcement authorities,” Dr Steven Murdoch from University College London.
“The clever techniques it uses to infiltrate a company shows that it is impossible to guarantee that the systems processing-pay card will be protected above all.
“For this reason, payment systems are changed, in order to reduce the value of the card numbers to criminals, such as through the creation of card numbers, the only once can be used, or the confirmation of the transactions by sending an SMS message to the customer.”