Global Phishing Case
It has been reported that three people have been accused of stealing credit card data (up to 133,600 cards). Social engineering was used to obtain this data using a combination of spoofed emails, text messages and websites. The defendants have been in operation since 2009 up until their arrest in 2014/15 in Bangkok.
The Swiss attorney general’s office stated that the three have been making a living from cyber crime for a number of years. It was said that “credit card holders around the world and Swiss financial institutions were affected”
The three were arrested in Bangkok and were apprehended in Switzerland.
The three defendants have since admitted to the accusations and are currently imprisoned until their sentences.
The Swiss have since announced that this is the first indictment in Switzerland in an international phishing case.