Azerbaijan renders harmless gang stealing money from bank accounts
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 16 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Officers of the Ministry of National Security (MNS) rendered harmless a gang which was withdrawing the large sums of money from various bank accounts via the Internet.
As a result of operational measures carried out by MHS, members of an organized group have been revealed and arrested. They are accused of withdrawing large sums of money from various bank accounts, illegally infiltrating the computers' information.
Citizens of Azerbaijan - Rahman Musaev, Elchin Abdullaev, Emin Zakiev, Mikail Dadashly, and others in an organized group, using the internet, illegally infiltrated the computer information protected by law, duplicated it, in 2008-2011 due to this information withdrew large amounts of money from the electronic bank accounts belonging to individuals and legal entities, and causing huge damage to them, secretly spent these funds.
Members of the group were entering a web site, registered in Moscow, and were receiving from it via the internet information on electronic accounts belonging to customers of various banks operating in the United States.
Using this information, members of the group during February-June, 2011, in secret from the owners of these accounts transferred 6,180 manat from these accounts to another electronic account.
By the requirements of banks serving robbed foreigners, this amount received as a result of illegal activity of Rahman Musaev, and others was transferred by Azerbaijani banks to accounts of mentioned cardholders, which caused huge damage to these banks.
Members of organized group on the basis of a special operational plan were arrested at the scene by MNS officers while attempting to commit an illegal act.