Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Police Quiz 19 Over £6M Online Banking Fraud

Via Mirror.co.uk.

Hi-tech crime police were today questioning 19 people suspected of orchestrating a multimillion-pound attack on British bank accounts.

Up to £6 million has been taken from online accounts in just three months by a gang of computer hackers.

They used a virus known as "zeus" to infect computers and capture the passwords and other sensitive details of banking customers.

Their money was then transferred into bogus accounts created by the crooks to help them launder the profits.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Wilson, of the Metropolitan Police, said the amount of money stolen is likely to "increase considerably" as the investigation continues.

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