Two Russians charged with money laundering in bank malware attack probe

March 19 2017, 3.33pmUpdated: March 19 2017, 4.07pm
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Two Russian nationals have been charged with money laundering by detectives investigating a £2 million computer malware attack on UK banks.

Vugar Mollachiev, 37, and Abdurahman Bazaev, 48, both of Berkeley Gardens, Winchmore Hill, north London, were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Falcon cyber crime unit on Friday.

They were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud UK clearing banks of a sum in excess of £2 million, the Met said.

Officers also seized a number of computers, which will be subject to forensic analysis.

The pair have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and with money laundering and will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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