Hacker arrested for money laundering

Ehud “The Analyzer” Tenenbaum allegedly set up a system to transfer large amounts of foreign currency secretly into Israel.

November 13, 2013 00:26
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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.

Police said 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 police.”

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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.

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