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Groningen student arrested for money laundering through online stores

Groningen student arrested for money laundering through online stores

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The police in Groningen, a 32-year-old student held. He would be with malware the personal data of fellow students, have stolen, to this products in webshops to order.

This used the student so-called keyloggers, police said. This returns all pressed buttons on a keyboard is recorded and retained in a document. In that way, got the student access user names and passwords for web shops. He is suspected of computer intrusion, money laundering and identity fraud.

The police received in the past year, twenty reports of scams, with products in stores on behalf of victims were ordered. Further investigation showed that these orders from a higher education institution were placed.

On two of the computers of the training are used keyloggers found. The suspect is caught red-handed at the delivery address of one of the packages.

Hard drives

With the obtained credentials are ordered the student’s other hard drives, which he then resold via the internet. In this way, he has, according to the police a few thousand euros earned. This he wanted his studieschuld redeem.

The suspect is currently still to be fixed. On July 26, it is determined whether he remains attached to his trial will start.

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