(Bloomberg) -- A key figure is missing in the court documents outlining the biggest computer attack ever of the U.S. financial system: the actual hacker.

The Israeli mastermind of the crime syndicate with global operations -- computer servers in Egypt, online casinos in Ukraine and Hungary, Azerbaijan payment processors and a Florida bitcoin exchange -- created a digital mob without a true home country, according to prosecutors. So when the gang needed a hired gun, in this case a sophisticated computer thief, it apparently turned to a harbor known for some of the best.

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