The FBI has nabbed two fugitives in Wisconsin for their alleged involvement in a global scheme to steal millions of dollars from dozens of U.S. accounts that were compromised by a Zeus Trojan and other malware attacks.
Last week, Dorin Codreanu and Lilian Adam were arrested in Portage, Wis., by FBI agents from the Madison, Wisconsin Resident Agency. The two suspects have been on the run since Sept. 30, when agents from the FBI, Secret Service, ICE, and the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service carried out arrests in a multidefendant case targeting overseas hackers.
“These two were on the run, but they could not outrun the FBI,” Special Agent Richard Kolko said. “There are 11 remaining fugitives in this case. The FBI is determined to track them down and arrest them. We can use the public’s help; if anyone has information as to their whereabouts, they are requested to contact the FBI or local police.“
A total of 37 defendants were charged for their roles in the international bank fraud that allegedly used hundreds of false-name bank accounts. Nine defendants were arrested in the New York area, and one in the Pittsburgh area. An additional 10 defendants were arrested and charged over the last year.
Seventeen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI following the operation. Last month, Dmitry Saprunov and Nikolai Garafulin were captured, and Yulia Klepikova and Stanislav Rastorguev surrendered.