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Brazil Police Bust Gang of Internet Hackers

Brazilian police arrested 18 Internet hackers on Wednesday in a massive operation to dismantle a gang operating across four northern states, authorities said. The operation, dubbed “Trojan Horse” and involving 205 officers, targeted a gang that stole more than $10 million last year by breaking into banks and clients computers, federal police said in a statement. Police said the gang had created Internet sites and programs capable of uncovering the passwords of clients who transferred money on the Web. Once the gang obtained the passwords, funds were stolen electronically from accounts and transferred to other bank accounts held in the names of third persons. Armed with 33 search warrants, federal police descended on the gang early on Wednesday, spanning from Para state in the Amazon to the central state of Goias. Full Story

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