Notorious hacker pleads guilty in $10 million bank heist case

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Ehud Tenenbaum is reported to have pleaded guilty to a single count of bank card fraud for his role in a computer hacking spree that is said to have stolen $10 million from US banks.

Tenenbaum, known as “The Analyzer”, was arrested in Canada last year in Montreal under suspicion of stealing $1.5 million from Canadian banks. But before he could be prosecuted north of the border, Americans had lodged their extradition paperwork to bring him to New York.

Ehud Tenenbaum, an Israeli national, is well known to the authorities as he was caught illegally accessing Pentagon computers in 1998. Tenebaum’s notoriety at…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.