Friday, 3 August 2007

Russian pair phish $500k from Turks

Source: HULIQ.com via The Register

Two Russians, based in Togliatti, have been phishing Turkish bank accounts for the past two years or so. Their method for obtaining credentials involved malware, although it's not clear from the report whether the malware was installed on bank computers or customer computers (presumably the latter). Funds were transferred to the accounts of mules, who then forwarded it via Western Union: a total of 265 transfers totaling $508,000 between February 2005 and April 2007. One of the phishers has been arrested, the other remains at large.

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