[funsec] Germany Arrests 10 in Global Internet Scam Raids
fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Sep 13 12:51:09 CDT 2007
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German police have arrested 10 people suspected of being involved in an
international Internet scam which could have cost victims hundreds of
thousands of euros, the Federal Police Office said on Thursday.
An 18-month-long probe resulted in raids in several German cities and the
arrests of 10 Russians, Ukrainians and Germans who police think were
involved in "phishing" -- or tricking people into revealing personal or
The group targeted bank customers who received emails purportedly from
organizations like eBay Inc and Deutsche Telekom, said the office.
Attached to the emails was so-called Trojan horse software which records
data entered in computers.
Note: The article is somewhat contradictory: it mentions "phishing"
but also infers that Trojan keyloggers were somehow involved.
- - ferg
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