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3 April 2018

20 hackers arrested in EUR 1 million banking phishing scam

A two-year long cybercrime investigation between the Romanian National Police and the Italian National Police, with the support of Europol, its Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) and Eurojust, has led to the arrest of 20 suspects in a series of coordinated raids on 28 March. 9 individuals in Romania and 11 in Italy remain in custody over a banking fraud netted EUR 1 million from hundreds of customers of 2 major banking institutions. The Romanian authorities have conducted 15 house searches, while the Italian National Police ordered the execution of 10 home and computer searches, involving more than 100 Italian policemen.

Source: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/20-hackers-arrested-in-eur-1-million-banking-phishing-scam