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Police in Romania detain 20 alleged hackers

Police in Romania detain 20 alleged hackers

Police in Romania say they've detained 20 people suspected of cloning the Web sites of banks in other countries to deplete customers' bank accounts.
Stefan Negrila, chief of the organized crime police in the western city of Timisoara, says people in Italy and Spain were tricked into divulging their bank details.
Negrila says the information was used by accomplices in those countries to withdraw cash. Negrila said Wednesday the fraud could total hundreds of thousands of euros (dollars).
In another case, police detained a person suspected of hacking into the servers of U.S. universities and government agencies, including NASA. Negrila said police believe the suspect installed a program that registered a U.S. IP address to keep authorities from finding him.


Updated : 2021-04-17 06:57 GMT+08:00