Ukrainian Cops Bust Phishing Group That Stole $4.3 Million


Ukrainian law enforcement busted a transnational group of scammers that used more than 100 phishing websites to defraud Europeans.

The Cyber Police of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine, together with Czech law enforcement agencies, detained 19 individuals across Ukraine and the EU, including Ukrainian and Belarusian nationals.

Ukrainian authorities said Thursday the suspects embezzled nearly $4.4 million by fooling more than 1,000 victims into handing over payment card details. Now-dismantled call centers in Vinnytsia and Lviv added to the scheme’s credibility. The scheme had been active since February 2022.