Russian gang stole millions of internet banking Belgians




A Russian gang has years through infected computers customer funds by major Belgian banks looted. This money was sent by a network of ‘money mules’. The Belgian prosecutor’s office reports that this network has been rolled up. At least 4.6 million seized.

De Standaard reports that the Brussels public prosecutor thanks to a tip from Denmark has a large network of money mules uncovered. The money mules put their accounts for a small fee at the disposal of the gang, which funneled so many small amounts of money through Western Union Money Transfer. It was money that was stolen from infected computers in 1458 Belgians. Over the years, the gang would be 4.6 million euros have been captured. The total number of infected computers is estimated at twelve. These are customers of large banks, including Belfius, KBC and ING.

The computers of the victims were infected during internet banking with a virus that made the theft possible. Criminals sold access to the infected computers to a Russian gang. This was in touch with an agent named Mary Polonsky, who possessed the network of money mules.

There already was an investigation into the infected PCs. By exposing the network, the two cases could be related with each other. In the case of the money mules will get the parquet 21 persons to trial, including five Russians. They are suspected of money laundering and computer fraud. There is no information about Dutch victims.


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