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Germany arrests two Dutch citizens in cyber bank heist

Posted By adans On May 10, 2013 @ 1:27 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
May 10, 2013

German prosecutors said on Friday they had arrested two Dutch citizens suspected of involvement in a $45 million global cyber heist unveiled the previous day by U.S. authorities.

A 35-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were caught on February 19 withdrawing 170,000 euros ($220,500) in Düsseldorf using Bank of Muscat credit cards. In total, $2.4 million dollars had been withdrawn in seven German cities, the prosecutors said.

On Thursday, U.S. prosecutors said a criminal gang had stolen a total of $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks by hacking into credit card processing firms and withdrawing money from cash machines in 27 countries.

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[2] Dutch Seize Bank After Run on Assets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dutch-seize-bank-after-run-on-assets.html

[3] Iran arrests 30 accused of U.S.-backed cyber war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-arrests-30-accused-of-u-s-backed-cyber-war.html

[4] Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID: http://www.prisonplanet.com/germany-to-roll-out-id-cards-with-embedded-rfid.html

[5] Soros’s MF Global Bank Heist Via JP Morgan with Max Keiser: http://www.prisonplanet.com/soross-mf-global-bank-heist-via-jp-morgan-with-max-keiser.html

[6] NY National Guard Involved In Mass Arrests Of U.S. Citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ny-national-guard-involved-in-mass-arrests-of-u-s-citizens.html

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