Phishing attack nets €130,000 in hours
The Local · 4 Jul 2014, 19:35
Published: 04 Jul 2014 19:35 GMT+02:00
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The suspects are believed to have reached their victims using fake 'phishing' emails, which trick unwary customers into revealing details - including passwords - of their bank accounts to the tricksters.
After the pair attempted to subsequently transfer their proceeds of crime to accounts in France and Madeira, anti-fraud protection systems at the bank concerned were triggered, and halted the transactions.
The police were promptly informed, and the two suspects - 38 and 40 years old - were arrested on July 1st.