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UK Authorities Detain 14 over Money Laundering after Stealing 11m Pounds

NCA (National Crime Agency) of UK recently detained fourteen persons suspected of employing Dyre and Dridex malicious programs for laundering 11 million pounds that they stole. The 14 arrested included one woman and 13 men, a few among them not nationals of Britain belonged to different age-groups from 23 to 52. Twelve of the detained were held inside London, while the remaining 2 inside West Bromwich and Daventry. The arresting officers seized computers, mobile phones and cash, while NCA captured forged ID papers, the agency stated.

The NCA stated the stolen cash possibly was obtained through the infamous Dyre and Dridex malicious programs whose creators were understandably crime gangs of Eastern Europe while the programs were made to target businesses as well as consumers. Theinquirer.net posted this, November 4, 2016.

Of the 3 most dangerous banking malware, Dridex is one that copies tricks of Dyre the top villain which's detectable with merely a few anti-virus programs.

For spreading Dridex, normally an attachment is used that when clicked surreptitiously plants the virus onto the victim's system. The virus is subsequently utilized for accessing vital data such as Internet-based bank account information for moving cash into the A/C of the criminal.

At the time of the arrests, officials from Romania and Moldova were present.

Chief of Operations Mike Hulett for NCCU elaborated that the detentions emphasized how much law enforcement was determined in chasing everybody involved with online crime frauds.

Hulett stated that UK and rest of the world were increasingly threatened with cyber-crime that the NCA was steadfast at containing. The malicious programs utilized within the above case struck SMBs (small-and-medium sized businesses) especially hard.

In connection with the latest arrests, Hulett further stated that people behind creating, enhancing and installing malware as well greatly relied on other well-prepared crime gangs such as money launderers, while the ill-gotten money was utilized for funding other crimes.

He continued that the NCA got immense backing from law enforcement as well as the banking sector for thwarting the money launderers. Jointly, it had been possible for denting the system with a hole to initiate considerable damage to other well-prepared offenders.

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