Saturday, April 02, 2005

E-thief nabbed

An AP article in SecurityFocusNews says this is one of the largest Internet banking thefts in Estonia.

"Estonian police said Friday they detained a 24-year-old man suspected of emptying out hundreds of bank accounts in several European countries using the Internet. Police would not identify the suspect by name, as is customary here, but said he lived in Tallinn. The suspect was detained last week after a yearlong investigation into what police believe could be the theft of millions of euros (dollars) from accounts in various banks in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Britain and Spain, said Aivar Pau, a spokesman for Estonia's central criminal police."

Although datelined April 1, I doubt it's a joke.



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