Two Russians from north London charged over £2m malware attack on UK banks

Patrick Grafton-Green
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Two Russian nationals from north London have been charged with money laundering by detectives investigating a £2 million computer malware attack on UK banks.

Vugar Mollachiev, 37, and Abdurahman Bazaev, 48, both of Berkeley Gardens, Winchmore Hill, Enfield, were arrested by the Met Police on Friday.

They were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud UK clearing banks of a sum of more than £2 million, the Met said.

Officers also seized a number of computers, which will be subject to forensic analysis.

The pair have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and with money laundering and will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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