Pavel Cyganok from Lithuania and Ilja Zakrevski from Estonia have been sentenced to nine years in prison for possessing and using malicious software to steal banking details from unsuspecting internauts.
Another man, Aldis Krummins from Latvia, the one in charge of laundering the money, got two years for his part in the scheme.
that the men have earned around $155,000 (€120,000), money which they invested in their criminal operations and luxury items that they resold.
The victims of their crimes are from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Denmark.
The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) has once again terminated the fraudulent activities of a cybercriminal group. However, authorities advise users to take the necessary measures to protect their sensitive information in order to prevent crooks from easily accessing it.