Germany catches fraudsters who used trojans

13th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 September 2007, Wiesbaden, Germany (dpa) - German federal police have caught a gang which spied on people during online banking and then stole hundreds of thousands of euros from their accounts.

13 September 2007

Wiesbaden, Germany (dpa) - German federal police have caught a gang which spied on people during online banking and then stole hundreds of thousands of euros from their accounts.

They said Thursday that the 10 arrests had prevented a large number of impending raids on German bank accounts.

The group used trojan programs, a form of computer virus, to obtain victims' passwords and secret transaction numbers. They then impersonated the account owners online, remitting large sums to accounts abroad.

Officers from the BKA federal crime agency raided homes and offices on Tuesday to put a stop to the racket.

DPA

Subject: German news

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