[funsec] Russian Hackers Steal $500,000 From Turkish Banks
fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Jul 30 15:27:47 CDT 2007
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Via Moldova.org (RIA Novosti).
Two un-named hackers from the Russian city of Togliatti on the Volga River
stole over $500,000 over a period of two years from bank accounts in
Turkey, Interior Ministry investigators said Monday.
The two men purchased a dedicated server with remote access to a desktop
hosted in a U.S. data center, and a special application capable of
infecting banking computers in Turkey with a Trojan virus to obtain
information on bank accounts, investigators said. One of the hackers has
been arrested, and the other is on a federal wanted list.
After processing the obtained information, the hackers transferred money to
accounts of Turkish collaborators, who in turn cashed the money in and
later transferred it to Togliatti via Western Union.
The Interior Ministry's investigation committee said there were a total of
265 registered money transfers totaling $508,000 between February 2005 and
One of the men, arrested in June this year on fraud charges, is being held
in a pre-trial detention center in the Samara Region.
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