Police arrest suspected banking Trojan gang

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The British PCeU (Police Central e-crime Unit) has scored its first success, with the arrest of a criminal gang accused of targeting the financial services industry with banking Trojan horses.

Four women and five men have been arrested in a coordinated operation which saw over 50 officers swooping on addresses across South East London, according to media reports.

The gang, aged between 18 and 30 years old, are believed to hail from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and are suspected of using servers across Europe as part of their plan to steal information from unsuspecting online bankers.

According to reports, the gang are believed to have recruited mules to help move stolen funds into their own coffers. This ties in with a trend we have increasingly seen over the last few years. It’s less and less…

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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.