US authorities charge three over 'Gozi' computer virus

ByREUTERS
January 24, 2013 00:42

NEW YORK - Three foreign nationals have been charged with creating and distributing a computer virus that infected more than a million computers around the world, including some operated by the US space agency, US prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The defendants were charged with running a cybercrime ring that released the so-called Gozi virus, which prosecutors said was one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history.

The virus infected at least 40,000 computers in the United States, authorities said. It was used to access personal bank account information from computer users and steal millions of dollars from customer accounts globally, according to papers filed in US District Court in Manhattan.

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