Ukraine’s Secret Service Busts 5 Alleged ‘Phoenix’ Hackers

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Alleged Phoenix Cybercrime Group Suspects Charged With Selling Hacking As A Service

Ukraine's Secret Service Busts 5 Alleged 'Phoenix' Hackers
A raid by Ukraine Secret Service agents on a business allegedly run by the Phoenix cybercrime group (Photo: SSU)

The Secret Service of Ukraine has arrested five Ukrainian citizens on suspicion of being members of an international hacking group called Phoenix. All have been charged with targeting hundreds of victims over the past two years, including accessing their mobile devices, stealing personal data and selling hacking as a service to others, the SSU says.

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All five suspects were arrested during raids conducted by the SSU in five locations – including homes, offices and technical centers disguised as mobile phone shops – in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv, the SSU says. The date of the raids has not been disclosed.

Searches of the premises led to the…