The cyber-police caught thieves who stole from the cards Ukrainians 1.5 million UAH

Киберполиция поймала воров, укравших с карточек украинцев 1,5 млн грн

The crooks stole from the cards украинйцев1,5 million UAH

The fraudsters used the mobile numbers of people bought in the online database and restarted the SIM card using data from social networks.

Five residents of Krivoy Rog steal money from Bank cards of Ukrainians using mobile numbers. It is reported by the Department of postal and telecommunications of Ukraine on Tuesday, August 20.

Database with numbers of cardholders, scammers bought the closed forums on the Internet, and the data for the reissuance of SIM cards found in social networks. The preliminary amount of damage – 1,5 million hryvnias.

The staff Bank Department of police with the police detectives in Dnipropetrovsk region detained a 40-year-old organizer of the group. Her partner is already declared suspicion.

Usually attackers robbed the accounts of teachers, health workers, handymen, using their payroll cards.

Employees of postal and telecommunications with the participation of the security service of JSC Alfa-Bank has established that the group consisted of four residents of Krivoy Rog, and created a whole criminal scheme and coordinated the actions of the performers of 40-year-old woman.
All stolen funds were associated with the deactivation of the SIM-card financial customer numbers the Bank (the phone number is tied to a Bank account for verification and implementation of operations).



Personal data of citizens to create a duplicate SIM card, the attackers were picked mainly from social networks (surname, name, date of birth, close contacts, phone, etc.).

Having all the necessary information, co-conspirators created the duplicates with the help of which have access to Bank accounts of victims. And the remote account management system has given them permission to conduct banking transactions without the knowledge of the owners.
“According to preliminary data, the criminal actions of the group suffered damage of about 1.5 million hryvnias ($59,5 million). A large part of the money the attackers were lost in the various online casinos and sports betting,” – said in Kiev.

For convenience and quick coordination they rented an office in Krivoy Rog. During the searches, in particular in the group members and their cars, police seized computer equipment, mobile phones, more than a thousand duplicates SIM cards, about a hundred Bank cards, weapons, and rough notes.
The investigators qualified event under part 4 of article 185 of the criminal code (theft).

Two suspects were detained, he elected a measure of restraint in the form of detention with possibility of bail. The issue of the announcement of suspicion to their confederates.

We will remind that earlier the cyber-police have detained five people, imitating trading on exchanges.

Hackers broke into an online exchanger of currencies and brought hundreds of thousands

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