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International operation against a group of cybercriminals

09/29/2020

A coordinated operation between Estonia, Lithuania and Romania, supported by Europol and Eurojust, has resulted in the dismantling of an organized cybercrime group implicated in fraud, money laundering and phishing cases..

On the specific day of the operation, Romanian police officers (Poliția Română) searched four houses and detained three people. The criminal organization, which was impersonating legitimate banking institutions, sent messages with links to fake banking websites, through which the alleged criminals obtained the credentials of their victims' bank accounts, which in turn were used to make electronic transfers not authorized to bank accounts they controlled in various countries of the European Union.

So far it is known that the criminal network stole more than 200,000 euros from almost 600 victims spread between Estonia and Lithuania.