Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pentagon hacker Analyzer suspected of $10m cyberheist

theregister

Charges against notorious hacker-turned-suspected-cyber-fraudster Ehud Tenenbaum have expanded to include alleged fraud involving banks and credit card firms in both Canada and the US.
Ehud Tenenbaum (AKA The Analyzer), 29, was arrested in Canada last September on suspicion he conspired with others to hack into the systems of a financial service companies, before transferring funds into pre-paid debit card accounts under the control of a cyberfraud crew. The group subsequently cashed out these accounts, making an estimated $1.5m in the process.
Tenenbaum is now suspected of hacking into two US banks, a credit and debit card firm and a payment processor outfit as part of a global "cashout" conspiracy that resulted in losses of a least $10m, Wiredreports.

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