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Turkish Hacker Depletes 10,000 Bank Accounts




Turkish Hacker Depletes 10,000 Bank Accounts
Turkish Hacker Depletes 10,000 Bank Accounts



http://www.zaman.com/?bl=national&alt=&trh 061220&hn=39364 

By Ufuk Koroglu
Bunyamin Demirkan
Istanbul
December 20, 2006
zaman.com 

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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