Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In England arrested phishers, who created two thousand fake web-sites of banks

The detainees were charged with conspiring to fraud and money laundering

Law enforcement authorities in London arrested three men suspected of creating 2,000 phishing pages containing malware. The aim of attackers were bank customers who used the online services of financial institutions. It is reported by V3.

One Nigerian and two Romanian citizens were arrested on 29 October. They were charged with conspiring to fraud and money laundering. According to investigators, the attackers create fake pages of financial institutions in order to get the bank details of potential victims.

The arrests were carried out on the eve of the creation of the National Agency in the UK to combat crime (National Crime Agency, NCA) and the National Division opposition cyber crimes (National Cyber ​​Crime Unit, NCCU). Head of the Metropolitan Police to combat electronic crime Charlie McMurdie said that the operation to apprehend phishers shows how will operate new departments of law enforcement agencies, when their powers are in force.

"The dynamic nature and the success of the operation, which did not allow residents of the UK to incur a financial loss, demonstrates the benefits of the formation of new police forces and the increase in resources professionals in the field of cybercrime," - said McMurdo.

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