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Man Detained for Alleged Bank Heist

On March 19, 2013, SOCA (Serious Organized Crime Agency) and PCeU (Police Central eCrime Unit) whose officers were listening to a speech at Benhurst Gardens, South Croydon (London, UK) conducted detention of a 36-year-old youth on charges he connived towards cheating Internet users as well as participated in drug-related crimes, published finextra.com dated March 19, 2013.

Reportedly, the detention is related to one operation that the 2 mentioned departments are jointly running towards investigation into the Tilon advanced banker malware being distributed on the Web. Amazingly, Tilon works like a man-in-the-browser malicious program that has been evolved from a previous malware item named Silon of 2009. While filching user credentials when several browsers supported banking sessions, Tilon appeared having weird capability for eluding anti-virus defenses, observed Trusteer, the banking security company of Israel that disclosed the malware's presence first during August 2012.

Disturbingly, UK Internauts suffer from banking Trojans almost daily. Simultaneously there've been reports about banking frauds via Tilon occurring, though not numerously, on security sites during 2012 summer's near end. As for the banks, they don't provide any figures regarding the number of people victimized.

Police officials said that the arrested individual was currently in custody of a police station in South London. Confiscators had taken away his digital media and computers for forensic investigation.

However, according to one Spokesman of Metropolitan Police, people can minimize their exposure to dangerous malicious software by ensuring they have the highest Internet security. This is possible by routinely making the anti-virus programs on their computers up-to-date while also regularly deploying security patches, he adds. Croydonguardian.co.uk published this dated March 19, 2013.

Moreover, arrest of individuals in connection with bank fraud isn't new. During early January this year (2013), a 24-year-old man from Algeria named Hamza Bendelladj landed into trouble when Thai Police detained him on suspicion he planned out worldwide bank thefts valuing over $100m with the employment of SpyEye and ZeuS Trojans. He was a criminal whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation of USA considerably sought after before he was taken into custody at an airport in Bangkok traveling to Egypt en-route Malaysia.

Related article: Man Indicted for Trying to Set Off ‘Logic Bomb’

» SPAMfighter News - 27-03-2013

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