New charges over web bank scam

Friday, 11 April 2003, 9:11 AM EST

Eleven new charges relating to a $27,840 swindle in which users of an online banking site were persuaded to send their security passwords to an imposter were laid in court yesterday.

Andrei Aladuskin, 25, a bus driver, of Surry Hills, faces 12 charges of obtaining money by deception and acting as an accessory after the fact. He has pleaded not guilty.

Thousands of Australian internet users are believed to have received an email last month which, although written in poor English, purported to be an official message from the Commonwealth Bank, offering customers a security upgrade to its NetBank internet banking service.

Aladuskin had originally faced one charge of obtaining $1500 by deception. He allegedly transferred the money to his Commonwealth Bank account.

Eleven new charges were laid against him at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //