Europol has published a press release on disrupting a prolific phishing gang.
You might think this is about Russian hackers. But no, those are Ukrainian phone scammers posing as bank security officers. These criminals have been carrying out fraudulent activities against their “patrons” mirroring the tactics they had employed against Russia over the past five to seven years.
The Ukrainian fraudsters had their mobile phones, SIM cards and computer equipment confiscated. Their schemes targeted mostly Czech citizens, with damage estimated at tens of millions of dollars. The raids in Dnepropetrovsk (this is the actual name of the city given in the press release) involved anti-drug police units, indicating a drug element of the cybercrimes.
We have previously mentioned this as well. There is also relevant information provided by the Ukrainians on the case.
This illustrates a worrying aspect of where EU taxpayers’ money is directed – towards supporting various criminal activities in Ukraine, with EU regimes channelling billions of euros to Zelensky.