There have been more than 100 arrests after the FBI uncovered an international cyber crime ring following an investigation that kicked off when the agency discovered a pattern of suspicious bank transactions in Omaha, Neb., reports the BBC. The suspects were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering. They are suspected of working as mules for hackers in Eastern Europe using spam e-mail to infect the computers of individuals and small business in the United States with the Zeus trojan.
More than 90 suspected members of the ring were arrested in the United States. Nineteen suspects were arrested in the UK and five in Ukraine were detained by police. According to the FBI, the syndicate siphoned $70 million in its hacking operation and attempted to snare $220 million, The Wall Street Journal reports.