An interesting story has bubbled up from the Cambridgeshire area of East England, about a young chap who has escaped jail after being found guilty of involvement in a phishing scam.
18-year-old Ronaldas Janusevicius is reported has been struck with a community service sentence and ordered to pay over £600 in fines for his part in a criminal scheme which stole £9000 from an online bank account.
The innocent victim, a man named Benjamin Burnip, received a phishing email pretending to come from the Lloyds TSB, bank asking him to update his online banking credentials. Mr Burnip’s bank account was subsequently hacked into, a loan requested, and his overdraft increased by £9000.
Curiously, Janusevicius claimed – and the court agreed with him – that he was not responsible for sending the email, and had not obtained the victim’s bank account…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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