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US, UK disrupt Dridex botnet, which targeted online banking

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    A cybercriminal network that caused at least US$10 million in losses has been disrupted by U.S. and U.K. law enforcement, with the U.S. seeking a Moldovan man's extradition, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

    Andrey Ghinkul, 30, is accused of being the administrator of the Dridex botnet, also known as Cridex and Bugat.

    A nine-count indictment was unsealed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, DOJ said. Ghinkul was arrested on Aug. 28 in Cyprus.

    Dridex has been a real headache for a number of years. It collects online banking credentials from infected computers, which prosecutors said were then used to initiate large wire transfers.

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