CORRECTED-U.S. charges eight for cybercrime targeting banks, gov't

Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:40pm EDT

(Corrects company name in paragraph 3 to Automatic Data Processing instead of Automated Data Processing)

June 12 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Wednesday announced criminal charges against eight people accused of trying to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at financial institutions and government agencies.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said four of the defendants have been arrested, two are being pursued by law enforcement, and the other two, who are Ukrainian nationals, are at large.

Prosecutors said conspiring hackers gained unauthorized access to computer networks of more than a dozen entities including Automatic Data Processing Inc, Citigroup Inc , JPMorgan Chase & Co, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp and the U.S. Department of Defense. (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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