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Spanish police have arrested the suspected leader of a gang of cyber criminals that stole as much as 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) from banks by altering account balances and instructing automatic teller machines to issue cash, Europol said Monday.The gang's alleged mastermind, identified as a Ukrainian and named only as "Denis K," behind the malware attacks known as "Carbanak" and "Cobalt," was arrested in Alicante, 350 kilometers southeast of Madrid, after cooperation between police forces in the United States, Asia and Europe, Europol said.Europol said the group had operated since 2013, with members in 40 countries, carrying out attacks on 100 financial institutions.The Spanish Interior Ministry said that during the raid in Alicante, police seized jewels worth 500,000 euros as well as two luxury cars.
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