Czech Republic: police seize 7.7mn euro from Russians and Vietnamese accused of hacking

Czech Republic: police seize 7.7mn euro from Russians and Vietnamese accused of hacking

In addition, the detainees had cars and property documents for a total amount of 70 million korunas (2.8 million euros).

Czech police seized 200 million korunas (more than 7.7 million euros) during searches of Russian and Vietnamese citizens detained in September of this year. All of them are suspected of hacking the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs system. This is reported on the Czech police website.

It is reported that police officers seized banknotes of other world currencies, in particular, korunas, US dollars, and euros. In addition, the detainees had cars and property documents for a total amount of 70 million korunas (2.8 million euros).

The suspects, including Russian citizens, were detained on September 18. They are charged with unauthorized access to the MFA system and participation in organized crime groups. The investigators believe that they tried to paralyze “some ways of filing a residence permit from certain offices.”

An indictment was filed against all of the detainees on the same day, and they were arrested upon request of the Prosecutor's Office.

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