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Criminals supporting British industry by buying a Jaaag
Nearly a year after Malta's Bank of Valletta (BOV) yanked itself from the internet amid a "cyber intrusion", Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has made three arrests. Around £800k was transferred to a number of accounts during the 2019 "cyber heist", according to the NCA, one of which was in the UK and held in Belfast. In …
Lucky, they get in and transfer to a UK bank account, smart!
Then they go to one of the most CCTV'd places on the planet to spend their monies, that is master plan, that's where everybody goes to spend their riches anyway.
How the police caught these guyz is beyond me, we must have the best police forces on the planet, must have been one of the hardest money trails to follow.
After the revelation from the US that roughly 3 in 1,000 cybercriminals get caught it's fairly obvious the clueless, careless ones are the ones being caught. The properly careful, clever ones are not being caught.
I would have thought it was cybercrime 101 to set up a string of accounts in places like Anguilla to bounce the money around to? If you are so stupid to do what they did you deserve to be caught and cuffed.
There was an extensive manhunt with a large investigation team interviewing everyone in the area for potential witnesses. At first there were just no leads to follow but just as they were getting ready to close the case as unsolvable a rookie officer had an unusually creative idea.
PC Newbie gave the DVLA a call and asked for the address they had registered their vehicles to. Despite "getting lucky" PC Newbie has still been reprimanded for failure to follow standard procedure.
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