French-speaking Cybercrime Group Robbed Banks of Millions


According to a new report published by the cybersecurity firm Group-IB, a French-speaking cybercrime organization may have stolen more than USD 30 million from banks and other organizations over the past few years.

Group-IB has identified the threat actor as Opera1er. Others have previously looked into some of its operations and have given it names like Common Raven, Desktop-Group, and NXSMS. The cybersecurity firm is aware of 30 successful attacks that took place between 2019 and 2021; frequently, the same victim was targeted more than once.

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The majority of the attacks targeted African banks, but there were also financial services, mobile banking services, and telecoms companies on the list of victims.

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