Finnish police probes Internet Banking Fraud in involving Nordea


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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The Bureau of Investigation in Finland has in their sight some 17 people, suspected to have taken part in an internet banking fraud aimed at Nordea account holders at the beginning of this year.
The perpetrators tried to steal almost €1.2 million via a series of over one hundred false transactions. Almost €178,000 is still missing reports Finnish broadcaster Yle .

According to the channel, the fraudsters were able to enter 89 customer accounts. Action by the bank and the customers involved prevented most of the attempted fraud.

A malware programme was used by two of the suspects to pry into customers' internet banking sessions. Money from their accounts was transferred into other accounts both in Finland and abroad, reports Yle. The transfers were not apparent to customers during their internet banking session but were discovered later.

The Finnish Bureau of Investigation suspects a principal perpetrator of aggravated fraud and others of aiding and abetting. A further 15 persons are suspected of money laundering.
Finnish police are investigating the crimes in cooperation with colleagues in Estonia, reports Yle.
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