Leaders phishingbende get five years in prison for miljoenenfraude

Friday in the court of Breda two leaders of a cybercrimebende sentenced to five years in prison. They have been guilty of fraud, computer intrusion, theft and money laundering.

It’s going to be a guy of 24 from Amsterdam and a woman of 28 from Enschede. They stood together at the head of a coordinated operation in which bank account details and debit cards of people were captured. The damage runs in the millions.

In addition to the two hoofdverdachten there are eleven fellow suspects. Eight of these defendants are sentenced to conditional prison sentences and community service. Three defendants are acquitted.

The gang took advantage of phishing sites to get access to the online banking environment of clients of Dutch and Belgian banks. As soon as the criminals had access, the bank account emptied and the money transferred to so-called geldezels.

If this is not successful, then called the two hoofdverdachten the victims and did himself as an employee of the bank and ensured that a new card was requested. The criminals pulled out the debit card from the mailbox, after which money could be included.

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