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Cyber criminal ‘stole £76m while working for Russian intelligence’

Cyber criminal ‘stole £76m while working for Russian intelligence’

Technology
A cyber criminal indicted in the US has been accused of working with Russian intelligence to steal classified government documents, according to a senior official at the US Treasury.The man was one of two suspects in Russia indicted by the US on Thursday for their part in developing the Dridex banking malware which has stolen millions from victims in the West. Victim organisations in more than 40 countries were hit by the Dridex malware, which allowed the alleged criminals to steal more than $ 100m (£76m) in one hacking campaign dating back to 2011.Maksim Yakubets is accused of being the leader of the hacking group calling itself "Evil Corp" while Igor Turashev has been accused of being one of the group's key administrators. Image: Russian cyber
McKinsey faces criminal inquiry over bankruptcy case conduct

McKinsey faces criminal inquiry over bankruptcy case conduct

Finance
By: Mary Williams Walsh and Emily Flitter McKinsey & Co., the elite consulting firm that advises many of the world’s largest and most powerful institutions, is facing a federal criminal investigation of its conduct advising bankrupt companies, according to five people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors and other Justice Department officials in New York and Washington are trying to determine if McKinsey used its influence over insolvent companies in violation of the rules of Chapter 11 bankruptcy — where billions of dollars can change hands — by quietly steering valuable assets to itself or favoring its own clients over other creditors. Gary Pinkus, McKinsey’s North America chairman, said the firm received an inquiry from the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan last year and addresse
US revokes visa of International Criminal Court prosecutor

US revokes visa of International Criminal Court prosecutor

World
The US has revoked the entry visa for the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda.The decision is thought to be the US response to Ms Bensouda's investigation into possible war crimes by American forces and their allies in Afghanistan.The US secretary of state had warned the US might refuse or revoke visas to any ICC staff involved in such probes.Ms Bensouda's office said the ICC prosecutor would continue to her duties "without fear or favour".Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: "If you're responsible for the proposed ICC investigation of US personnel in connection with the situation in Afghanistan, you should not assume that you will still have or get a visa, or that you will be permitted to enter t...
Russia 'launches criminal investigation' into rocket failure

Russia 'launches criminal investigation' into rocket failure

World
Russia has launched a criminal investigation over a failed rocket launch to the International Space Station, according to reports. A US and Russian astronaut were forced to make an emergency landing shortly after the mission got underway, with their Soyuz rocket having suffered significant engine failures.It was an unprecedented mishap for the Russian space programme and the AFP news agency claims a criminal investigation is now underway to determine whether safety regulations had been violated during construction. Image: Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin following emergency landing Image: NASA astronaut Nick Hague following emergency landing Despite the issue af...
Flight mishap could result in criminal charges

Flight mishap could result in criminal charges

World
The FBI is weighing criminal charges against two brothers who got on a Tokyo-bound flight together in Los Angeles allegedly using a single boarding pass, forcing the plane to turn around mid-flight. Law enforcement sources with knowledge of the situation told ABC News that two brothers went through security at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday with legitimate tickets, but were booked on separate flights to Tokyo. One had a ticket on an All Nippon Airways flight and the other was booked on a United Airlines plane. The brothers, who have nearly identical names, were able to board the ANA flight together by apparently using a duplicate boarding pass, the sources said. It's unclear how the brother with a United Airlines ticket found a seat on the plane. Their identities have not ...