[funsec] UK: Police e-Crime Unit Teams With Banks For First Arrest
paperghost at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 10 13:18:58 CDT 2009
I've met a few members of PCeU, much better than what was in place previously. Little bit concerned that many of them have been drafted in from random parts of the force even though they might not have much actual computer knowledge.
However, my biggest issue with it is when I was given ye olde powerpoint presentation - it seemed to indicate the overall objective for all of this was the Olympics, with no indication of what happens after that. I could imagine a scenario where they do a decent job of things, only to be put back in the box once a pen pusher declares the whole thing a "success" because nobody hacked the electronic scoreboard or whatever.
> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 23:38:03 -0700
> From: fergdawgster at gmail.com
> To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: [funsec] UK: Police e-Crime Unit Teams With Banks For First Arrest
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> Via Computerworld UK.
> Nine suspects in a banking Trojan case have been arrested by specialist
> cybercops from the UK's newly formed £7.4 million Police Central E-crime
> Unit (PCeU).
> The PCeU teamed with a special taskforce set up with a number of banks to
> make its first arrest.
> The sting took place yesterday in south east London, using 50 police
> officers who targeted a range of addresses.
> The five men and four women arrested are suspected of computer misuse,
> money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. They used a Trojan virus to
> access bank accounts, and sent out the virus from servers in different
> European locations, it is alleged. All were under 30 years old, and the
> youngest suspect was 18.
> Two of the group have been charged this morning. Azim Rahmanov, 23, and
> Azamat Rhamanov, 25, both nationals of Uzbekistan living in the same
> address in Deptford, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud,
> possession of articles for use in fraud, and money laundering.
> - - ferg
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