Hacker - "cash dispensers cleaner" - has been arrested in Kiev
Date: December 12, 2003
Economic Crime Unit in cooperation with Security Service of Ukraine arrested person cleaning cash dispensers of one of the most known bank in Kiev, - The Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affair of Ukraine said. According to Law Enforcement, hacker obtained plastic cards numbers, identities of cards holders, and PIN of the clients^; after that he made the duplicates of cards having used office techniques. Offender applied magnetic strip on the false cards, coded it and drew out cash from others accounts.
Investigators have already proved four cases of stealing cash from the ATMs for total amount 54 000 Ukrainian Hrivnas (about $10'200). There were initiated criminal case for "stealing, misappropriation, extortion of computer information".
However, police suspects him in stealing 300'000 Ukrainian Hrivnas ($60'000). Arrested hacker worked as programmer in one company and had a access to cash dispensers. All crimes were committed in July-November 2003.
Computer Crime Research Center
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