Stricter punishment for Dutch that malware developed

Stricter punishment for Dutch that malware developed

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The court of appeal in The Hague has two Dutch men in appeal, sentenced to more severe punishment of, respectively, 45 and 54 months in prison. The duo was suspected of developing and then using malware to the bank account details of victims to steal it.

Reports that the court of appeal The Hague, Tuesday morning.

The ruling in the appeal fell to be more stringent than the previously imposed penalties of, respectively, 36 and 39 months, of which six are conditional. Both the Public Ministry as the 25-year-old man went in appeal against that judgment.

The two men developed a special malware that they then, through a botnet spread. The malware caused infected users, the online banking portal was replaced by a namaaksite in the management of the offenders. So they could make the banking and login credentials of their victims and trapping.

Also was the phone of victims infected to the authenticatiecodes booty that are required for online banking transactions to complete. With the obtained login information was money from the account of victims cancelled. A part thereof is used to bitcoins to buy.









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