Cyber specialists of the SSU conducted an unprecedented special operation to document and block an organized criminal group created by citizens of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. As a result, it was possible to liquidate their illegal online casino, through which about 3 billion in hryvnia equivalent “went” to the Russian Federation.
As established by the SSU Cyber Security Department, the criminal organization included citizens of Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The attackers had a hierarchical management structure headed by Russians.
Ukrainian citizens in the group were responsible for finding offices and service personnel, as well as for advertising support, arranging computer equipment and authorizing clients of the virtual casino. In addition, they monitored payments and set up the infrastructure necessary for online gambling operations.
As a result of the analysis of payment transactions, it was established that during the period of operation of the criminal organization, almost 3 billion UAH were withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine to the Russian Federation through crypto transfers.
Currently, the employees of the Security Service of Ukraine have wholly blocked the relevant web resources, as well as made it impossible for criminals to access payment systems.
According to the materials of the cyber department of the SSU, ten organizers and participants of the group, including 5 citizens of Ukraine and 5 of the Russian Federation, were notified of suspicion under the following articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.