A gang of hackers arrested in FYROM

A gang of hackers arrested in FYROM

Skopje, July 3, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Ministry of Interior in FYR Macedonia has arrested 10 people, part of a gang of hackers, last night, following an operation in three cities of the country.

This gang was opening fake internet websites, identical to the original ones, through which they stole personal data.

Police spokesman, Ivo Kotevski, declared that the operation is under way and didn’t offer details and the identities of the arrested men.

“The arrested men come from the cities of Skopje, Prilep and Shtip”, said Kotevski.

Hackers had managed to withdraw 100 thousand Euros and 100 thousand USD. The people who visited their pages purchased products with their credit cards, provided their card numbers and hackers then withdrew money from these cards.

The gang has operated for a long period and based on the findings of the inquest, this is a professional gang, who have operated in an almost perfect way. /ibna/