The Czech Republic arrests Russians for cyber attack on Foreign Ministry
The arrestees are accused of illegal enrichment in the amount of hundreds of millions of CZK.
The Czech police indicted a group of eight people who hacked into the country's Foreign Ministry computer system for their enrichment. Some of the defendants are Vietnamese citizens, and some are Russians, the Center for Combating Organized Crime reports.
The detention of the defendants was held on September 18 in cooperation with the special services of Vietnam. The Prague court placed the intruders under arrest. The arrestees are accused of hacking into the computer system of the Czech Foreign Ministry and illegal access to information, as well as participation in an organized criminal group. Four defendants were also charged with the legalization of illicit income.
In particular, it is known that the accused took root to the registration system of applications for obtaining a residence permit in the Czech Republic and stole hundreds of millions of CZK, disrupting the work of the MFA.
The release of authoritative thief-in-law Tariel Oniani (Taro) became a milestone event for the criminal world. The conflict with followers of Ded Khasan was put on hold for the duration of his almost 10-year-old prison term – the rival parties were waiting for the first steps of Taro. However, the law enforcement authorities decided to procrastinate the intrigue further and detained the crowned thief for 40 days immediately after his release. Still, taking that ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy is serving a prison term, his successor Shishkan keeps low profile, while other thieves-in-law are either abroad or disorganized, Taro has a chance to reassert himself as a serious power.