Operation "Pentathlon": the GAT GdF against identity theft
A genius of identity theft. Quest'appellativo With coined directly by the men of GAT - Special Unit Fraud Telematic the Guardia di Finanza has been called the twenty-six Neapolitan arrested after a thrilling car chase computer.
In the home of the young in fact have been found hundreds of photocopied documents and even some originals in white combined with a photo editing program or simply to allow scissors and glue them to place their photos on other people's identity cards and driving licenses. All for open current accounts and credit cards payable to unsuspecting citizens, selected from long lists of people , Discovered in the home of the crook, or professional associations, such as the ten lawyers in Naples, Florence and Milan also finished them in the trap dell'imbroglione Naples.
The load bank, activated in some cases even complacent nominee, were opened in different ways depending on the situation that was proposed before the fraudster. In the first case due to the availability to accept photocopied documents instead of the originals by the bank staff, or replacing directly, but in a virtual way, to the employees themselves.
The fraudster in fact managed to directly access the company's computer system Bergamo concessionaire of issuance of credit cards. It was enough for them to enter the forum on the Internet where these people were to discuss professional issues, then found their nickname which coincided with the username to access the system and their p assword, easiest-to-guess because they often consist of trivial sequences of characters and numbers.
At this point, snapping the fourth phase or as the military renamed year round four of the Pentathlon: r ifornire of the money in current accounts. To do so, the Neapolitan made use of foreign credit cards illegally acquired or emptying the account on-line the unfortunate turn. To get hold of the access credentials of the accounts of the twenty-six home banking was operating in another field.
Came into possession of the profile of a seller "power seller" on eBay, he used to attend a forum in which he struggled with issues concerning the safety of purchases made online. With uncanny ability to disguise himself and mingle among users concerned and made credible by the rank of the seller "qualified" on the auction site on the Net, was lavish in giving advice and provided a link to an alleged misleading list in which to locate the nickname of scammers and other subjects from which to steer clear: who fell down nell'imbroglio saw the list but was not aware of losing control of your computer, and from that moment "spifferava" not only to rogue accounts and passwords in use but also any changes in access codes.
The computer virus in question, specifically designed to steal identification codes and keywords web bank accounts, it was also conveyed through different ways: some unfortunate were infected by Internet sites that promised erotic contents, apparently referring to other files with user manuals or price lists, and others deceived by banner ads which activated clicked the "malware" poisonous.
To expand the range of people that steal your identity, to the imaginative rascal No on could miss a profile on the social network Facebook: the famous site of aggregation presented with female identity and photographs in which it explained generously aspects more "eye-catching" of 'User fancy which had given life. They were to be fascinated by the many busty lady, but just the image of "naked" has been an own goal for the benefit of the investigators of the GAT: which are able to reconstruct a nearly invisible web address on the photo and allowing it to acquire a further important evidence.
Last "proof" empty accounts. To do so, the young man was using ATMs, but that's where it ends its run in fact agents of the GAT after an analysis of data on withdrawals and the use of a sophisticated forecasting model based on crossing locations and times, arrested him in an ATM own schedule and surgically identified.
Additional information: GAT - Special Fraud Unit Telematic
Source: Anti-Phishing Italy - www.anti-phishing.it