During a special operation in the Odessa region, two men were detained suspected of developing malicious software to steal cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the local cyber police.
The program created by hackers used a phishing mechanism. At the time of the transaction, it replaced the address of the user's crypto wallet with the attackers' wallet.
“For users, everything looked like they were on the official website,” law enforcement officials said.
Computers on which malicious files are stored were removed from the house of the suspects.
Hackers indicted, investigation ongoing.
Recall, that in December Officials in Ukraine have confirmed a new statute that approves activities with crypto as the country makes attempts to matching a stringent agreement to global anti-money laundering criteria.