A joint operation was carried out by FBI and Bulgarian Chief Directorate for Combating Organised Crime /CDCOC/
An international crime group, dealing with funds draining and illegal transactions in the USA by using high technologies, has been neutralised in the frames of the joint operation
An international crime group, dealing with funds draining and illegal transactions in the USA by using high technologies, has been neutralised in the frames of a joint operation carried out by the FBI and the Bulgarian Chief Directorate for Combating Organised Crime /CDCOC/
The three hackers /between 28 and 36 years old/ were arrested in the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Burgas. They were members of an organised crime group.
The operation was realised after an investigation launched over a signal.
The scheme starts with sending a fishing mail to clients of big US banks with links directing to fraudulent websites, where the usernames and passwords of the clients were stolen, while their money were transferred to someone else’s accounts. Authorities detected profiles of the detainees in www.libertyresrve.com, www.paypal.com, www.webmoney.ru, www.moneybookers.com and others.
During the arrests one of the detainees tried to access the computer at his office and delete the data. A lot of cell phones, compute configurations for hacker attacks, portable computers and external data carriers were found and confiscated, as well as documents for financial transactions.
Updated on at Wednesday, December 07, 2011