Russian gangs plunder accounts Belgians

Russian gangs plunder accounts Belgians

Tech November 3, 2015 11:30

brussels - Russian hackers have for years plundered the bank account of Europeans. In Belgium, among other clients of KBC and Belfius the target. According to De Standaard, the gangs went there with millions of euros off. In more than ten thousand Belgians were broken on their computers.

The fraud was committed through intermediaries, who stole money to the Russian gangs over made ​​via Western Union Money Transfer. There was a central person who used a Yahoo mail for communication. The technical part of the fraud was carried out by Russian hackers. Who developed software to plunder bank accounts. A total of almost 4.6 million stolen out of 1458 people. Remarkably, many women took part in the fraud.

The Belgian authorities received a tip from Denmark. A woman, Maria Polonsky, from Belgium was almost 12. 000 got on her account. During a search the police, a group of ' money mules ' on the track. The Belgian judicial authorities have traced the gang and is now trying to get 21 people to court.

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