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Local Internet Crime Gang Busted in South Africa, 13 Held

The law enforcement authorities in South Africa have busted a local cyber crime gang, said the latest security reports.

Located in Pretoria, the gang had 13 members who stole a significant amount from financial institutions and government departments by using a spyware that acquires sensitive passwords. According to the South African law enforcement officials, the scam began in the year 2006, with theft of sensitive information like password through fake EFTs (Electronic Fund Transfers).

Tummi Golding, Senior Superintendent and police spokesperson, said that the spyware mainly targets the usernames and passwords of government salary systems. After accessing the c...

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