Malware represents one of the most powerful threats that can harm our computers because it can infect our files, run malicious scripts or even send private information to attackers via multiple ways. Although all the companies are fighting to create powerful anti-malware tools, the infected files are more and more popular, being sent every day through file sharing clients or even by e-mail spam messages. At this time, the best solution to protect against all the potential malware files is to avoid opening unknown
files sent by e-mail and to refuse clicking on websites that can contain infected components.
Some time ago, multiple online publications reported that a group of hackers were arrested after they included malware files into bank computers and received financial information from a huge number of clients. At that time, the bank confirmed the issue, saying that they are still trying to block the malware because it is continuously sending private details.
Today, a new case is published by Kaspersky Labs that sustained two attackers from Netherlands were sentenced to two years in prison and 4.000 euros fines. The group designed the "Toxbot" malware file that established connection with the Russian mafia, trying to steal money from several internet users.
"In addition to their prison sentence the 20-year-old leader of the group, who was just a teenager at the time of the cyberattacks, will have to pay a fine of 9,000 Euros. He will also have to pay-up almost 17,000 Euros of his illegally obtained profits. His 28-year-old accomplice has been fined a total of 4,000 Euros and will also have to return 2,500 Euros. The Dutch prosecution has been on record as to say they are "not unhappy with the ruling in this case," Konstantin Kornakov from Kaspersky Lab reported.