Kaspersky executive Ruslan Stoyanov says the criminal underground is thriving, with 1,000 new cyber recruits since 2012.
A 20-strong group of Russian cyber criminals have made $790m (£520m) over three years by emptying bank accounts around the world, it has been claimed.
Security firm Kaspersky said the gangs primarily target businesses and individuals in the US and western Europe, however people in former Soviet Union states have also lost cash.
Kaspersky investigation unit boss Ruslan Stoyanov said that the Russian criminal underground is thriving, with 1,000 new cyber gang recruits in the last three years.
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