By Ufuk Koroglu
December 20, 2006
A criminal enterprise comprised of 10 individuals who drained the
accounts of 10,580 customers by sending virus-infected e-mails was
busted in Istanbul.
Reports indicate that the suspects saved the email addresses of
academics and journalists in separate files. The ringleader of the
enterprise, Ali Y., has a masters degree from Istanbul University in the
Department of Turkology and speaks five languages. Anti-fiscal offences
teams conducted simultaneous operations on addresses in Beyoglu,
Bakirkoy, Fatih, Bahcelievler, Buyukcekmece, Avcilar and Gungoren.
During the search conducted in the suspects homes and offices, they
found one laptop, 34 CDs, four hard disks, 18 account books, six ATM
cards, nine Western Union receipts, a fake deed title, and ID cards.
The suspects reportedly sent virus-infected emails to 3,450,000
addresses, and subsequently drained 10,850 bank accounts.
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