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Caught in the German Internet scammers moved a hundred thousand euros

September 14 2007

Police Germany arrested ten man engaged Unlawful operations through "worldwide cobweb". In the group there are also immigrants from the former Soviet Union - Russia, Ukraine, and also directly to the Germans.

The gang was engaged in so-called phishing - fraudulent, implying illegally obtaining financial information about customers of banks to steal money from their accounts. Criminals send e-mails infected with malware in disguise, which give the holder access to the infected computer, and sent out these "Trojans" on behalf of large financial institutions such as Deutsche Telekom or electronic auction eBay Inc.

Fraudsters were able to seize several hundred thousand euros, which they used to buy equipment, luxury goods, as well as cars and package tours. K German Police said arrests steel result 18 month investigation. Raids held on several cities Germany including Dusseldorf Cologne and Frankfurt. Two of the detainees have already been released, among others, six men and two women aged 20 to 36 years, RIA Novosti

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