[ISN] Computer bank hacker arrested in South Russia

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Thu Oct 29 1998 - 15:29:38 PST

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    Computer bank hacker arrested in South Russia.
    29-10-1998 11:41 
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, October 29 (Itar-Tass) - A computer bank-hacker has been
    arrested in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Prime Tass news
    agency quoted the Rostsberbank savings bank's press service as saying on
       This has been the first attempt in Rostov Region to rob a bank by
    penetrating its computer network, and it failed.
       The hacker, who proved to be a Rostsberbank staffer, hacked its network
    on October 6 and ordered opening a non-cash account for a certain sum.
       He might have inflicted damage worth several hundreds of thousands of
    roubles (tens of thousands of dollars), but the attempt failed as bank
    experts noticed the hacker's program at once and blocked his account.
       The bank also ordered its branches to block all possible operations on
    that account.
       The regional police department is in looking into the case.
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