The SANS Internet Storm Center has a posting talking about how several people were taken into custody for siphoning off roughly 3 million euros. According to the report they did so before being rounded up by the Belgian police.
Clearly I am in the line of work. /sarcasm
From SANS ISC:
According to this newspaper article (in Dutch), the Belgian government has arrested 2 Russian and 2 Polish nationals -legally in the country- in connection to stealing 3 million EURO through hacking online banking customers.
The article reminds me a lot of a diary we brought in 2007 of a Dutch bank being hacked.In the end they managed to arrest the money mules in that case. It seems they got one step closer to those behind it this time.
And these are just the money mules that the managed to catch. I would hazard that there are many that didn’t get caught in the sweep. No pain of any real description for the masterminds. Just a bunch of patsies that were rounded up. Cost to bad guy, nil.
H/T to the folks at Threatpost
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