19 July 2009

e-Banking System hacked by 2 russians

The 2 Russian Mr. Anton Soldatenkov, 26 and Mr. Vnuchenko Oleksandr, 32 as well as the Thai Mr. Prakiat Bunmo!, 34, were arrested after they withdrew 6.5 million baht in cash from a Krung Thai Bank branch at Siam Eastern Industrial Park.

Krung Thai Bank and Siam Commercial Bank were allegedly tricked into transferring almost 10 million baht into the three men's account through the online banking system some days earlier.

A fake ID Card with the picture of Prakiat Bummo under the name Eua-angkul Akarachaipaisal was used to open a Bank Account atthe Krung Thai Bank Branch in SIam Eastern Industrial park. The russians hacked into Bank Accounts and transfered the money to this Bank Account. One of the russians, Mr. Oleksandr is also wanted by FBI for similar crimes in USA.

The Police is now investigating how the Hackers was breaking into the e-Banking System.

Source: different Thai Newspapers and TV News.

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