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Russian hackers steal 1m euro

by Nikola Strahija on February 9th, 2006 Using key logging Trojans Russian hackers were able to steal more than a €1m from French online bank accounts.

Hackers used so called sleeper bugs, which were sent by email but were not activated until victims accessed their online bank accounts. Then the Trojan forwarded on user names and passwords to the crooks.

The thieves then used the details to transfer funds to third party accounts. The worst individual loss was €40,000. The scam lasted for 11 months and the French police became aware of it November 2004.

First arrests have been made.

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