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Computer information in banks is exposed to infringement

Date: August 18, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Ludmila Goroshko

Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine -- Law enforcement detained two perpetrators who intended to steal big money having committed a row of illicit financial transactions on the Internet. Malefactors used restricted information from the bank, one of them had access to it as he was an employee of a finincial institution.

A criminal case under the article 362-2 "Theft, Appropriation, Extortion Or Abuse Of Office" of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was instigated.

Two other men of Dniepropetrovsk used special software and equipment to obtain access to classified computer information from an ISP. They utilized this information to prepare and perform a hacker attack to hack into a local bank. Malefactors were determined and arrested after the investigative work carried out by security service officers.

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