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UK police investigating a suspected Zeus Trojan e-banking fraud ring have charged 11 people with a variety of fraud and money laundering offences. The accused, all east European nationals resident in Essex, allegedly participated in a series of frauds targeting customers of UK banks over the last three months that resulted in …


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  1. Rogerborg

    Let's nip the Daily Hate rants in the bud

    I for one view this as an encouraging sign that Britannia is THE place to be for the very best cyberscrotes that Europe - indeed, the world - has to offer. Nowhere else nurtures twisted talent quite like us. Indeed, we'll happily fund their nascent rackets from the public purse - who else can claim to be that friendly to tech startups?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Daily Hate rants

      Might want to re-read the article. All the suspects were employed so NONE of them were claiming anything from the "public purse".

      If you're gonna try for a racist troll, at least make sure you've got some facts first.

      1. JimC

        > all were employed

        Not in the version of the article I read!

      2. Ralph B

        Re-Read Yourself

        > Might want to re-read the article. All the suspects were employed so NONE of

        > them were claiming anything from the "public purse".

        Might want to re-read the article yourself, where you will learn that FOUR (4) of the accused are listed as "unemployed".

        Perhaps you might argue that they might nevertheless not be claiming anything from the "public purse" but given their alleged activities with the "private purse" it seems unlikely, or immaterial, doesn't it?

      3. g00p


        "Might want to re-read the article. All the suspects were employed so NONE of them were claiming anything from the "public purse"."

        Might want to re-read the article.

        Two of them at least were unemployed.

        And correct me if I'm wrong but isn't their crime pretty much "claiming from the public purse" anyway? They just didn't ask for the help of the Gov't.

    2. g00p
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      I think you'll find..

      ..the "very best cyberscrotes in Europe" most definitely aren't all eminating from the UK.

      Firstly, it's too easy [for idiots like these] to get caught here compared to certain other countries.

      Secondly, there are too many restraining factors including rubbish ISPs, poor provision of specialist education at good rates & also a huge population of egotistical bot theiving script kiddies claiming they're the bees knees of security.

      Thirdly, in my own experience, the ratio of logical and intelligent "experts" within Britain is much lower compared to that of the quality of some folk around europe and indeed the world. As I said, my own experience only so I won't be citing that.

      How anyone could say this crime, and these criminals, are amongst "the very best" [in their field] is beyond me.

      Does no one take heed of security and the dark underbellies of the internet any more?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Integration (stereotype alert)

    Far from them being dirty forriners they seem to have adapted well to the local environment - Chingford and Romford and Harlow.

    Banks have a history of being favoured as a career path in certain parts of Essex.

    Whether the crims were also well in to the bling, booze and marching powder has not been disclosed.

    'Anon' to keep my kneecaps where I prefer them to be.

  3. Magnus_Pym

    At last...

    ... some one has been prosecuted over the banking fiasco. Oh no wait...

    ...never mind.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who was their ISP

    Big question: they must have had a decent ISP for this -it won't be virgin now, or sky. Who did they use to get decent bandwidth?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    LOL @ Post #8 (At last ... )

    Good point dude!

    <aside to others>

    What is the difference between these perps and the one's that brought western civilisation to bankruptcy? Pray tell...

  6. Jon 86
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    Free internet for crime...

    Who did they use to get decent bandwidth?

    Don't forget that you don't have to sit in your room anymore to do anything these days. The internet on the mobile devices plus free wifi from even the fast food chain makes it easier.

    They're from EU right. So they'll setup a server there and remotely login to harvest their data.

    No need for decent broadband at home anymore.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    It's about time the Romanians gave someone else a look-in. For a moment, it was starting to like like they had cornered the market.

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