New Zealand police arrest teenage leader of cyber crime network

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November 30, 2007 01:35

 
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New Zealand police said Friday that they had arrested the teenage kingpin of an international cyber crime network that had infiltrated 1.3 million computers and skimmed millions of dollars from victims' bank accounts. Working with the FBI and police in the Netherlands, New Zealand police arrested the 18-year-old in the North Island city of Hamilton, said Martin Kleintjes, head of the police electronic crime center. The hacking ring was responsible for stealing at least 26 million New Zealand dollars (US$20 million; €14 million) using bank account and login details detected by their illegal spyware, he said.

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