Man with computer 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
Police arrested notorious hacker Ehud “The Analyzer” Tenenbaum on Monday. He
stands accused of a large-scale money-laundering scam that police say sought to
bring large amounts of illicit money into the country.
Tuesday that Tenenbaum and four other suspects were believed to have set up a
system to transfer large amounts of foreign currency secretly into Israel, and
that much of the money belonged to people in Israel who were “known to
Tenenbaum first made headlines in 1998 at the age of 19, when he
and a number of other Israeli and American hackers were arrested for breaking
into systems belonging to the Pentagon, NASA, the United States Air Force and
Navy, the Knesset and a number of universities, in an anti-hacking case known as
Operation Solar Sunrise.
In 2012, a New York court sentenced Tenenbaum to
time served for a single count of bank-card fraud. That was part of a hacking
scheme that is believed to have brought in some $10 million from banks in the
US. He was also arrested in Canada in 2008 for a scheme resulting in the theft
of over $1.5 m. from Canadian banks.
The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court
extended the remands of Tennenbaum and three of the other suspects, including
his brother Segev, until Sunday. The fourth suspect, Gabriel Ben-Lavai, had his
remand extended to Thursday.