“As a result of operational and procedural actions, the organized criminal community Lurk ceased to exist, the information infrastructure used for criminal purposes was neutralized,” the agency said.

On February 14, the Kirovsky District Court of Yekaterinburg sentenced Konstantin Kozlovsky, leader of the Lurk hacker group, to 14 years in a strict regime colony.

Also on January 15, a court in Moscow arrested eight suspects in the case of the hacker group REvil.

According to the FSB, the members of the group were engaged in stealing money using malware. 

The basis for the search activities was the appeal of the competent authorities of the United States.