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Cyber-Criminal Pair Using Dridex to Steal Pounds and Laundering them Face Punishment

Two cyber-criminals who stole massive amounts of money while employing a banker Trojan are facing legal punishment of a 12-yr imprisonment. Ion Turcan aged 35 and Pavel Gincota aged 32, who're citizens of Romania but hail from Moldova, committed the theft and garnered the pounds which they laundered for personal gain. The Metropolitan Police Service of London and National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed that the duo fled grabbing more than 2.5m pounds utilizing Dridex the banker Trojan.

For 2-yrs, 2013-15, Turcan and Gincota did the job of 'money mules' referred to ordinary offenders who launder money that the original Dridex criminals stole, after retaining an amount from the chunk for themselves.

Those remotely controlling Dridex arranged for enabling the criminals gain admission into hijacked bank accounts that Turcan and Gincota utilized for funds transfer into their own bank accounts. They then used that fund to buy expensive products, take out portion of the same through ATMs alternatively send over to Dridex's operators. Softpedia.com posted this, October 5, 2016.

For more than 2-yrs, the duo expended their ill-gotten earnings in leading a luxurious lifestyle, stole money from over 220 bank A/Cs that they illegitimately operated following contaminating victims' PCs.

Court News UK tells that the duo's probe started June 2015 when certain medical research firm lost millions of pounds to theft that were subsequently laundered via several Barclays accounts.

When NCCU (National Cyber Crime Unit) of NCA put devices under forensic examination it confirmed Gincota's laptop had been utilized for manipulating the bank A/Cs used for laundering the money.

Specifically according to Senior Investigating Official Steve Brown with NCCU, Turcan and Gincota serially laundered money and subsequently handled the huge volumes of stolen pounds via numerous bank accounts towards expending on luxuries.

And though Turcan and Gincota certainly headed the Dridex criminal group, yet their role during Dridex's activity was least significant and extremely low.

Eventually, there will be no problem for the Dridex gang to take other common thieves in place of the duo mentioned, who would readily face the dangers for, there are several offenders supplying likewise services of "cash mule" via illegal hacking sites.

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