Romanian detained over a $3 million cyber fraud against eBay Inc.By AP
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Romanian detained over eBay cyber fraud
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian authorities have detained a man suspected of committing cyber fraud worth $3 million against the company eBay Inc.
Organized crime prosecutors say Liviu Mihail Concioiu is being investigated for “phishing” attacks against 3,000 of eBay Inc. employees.
They said Thursday that Concioiu allegedly stole the employees’ IDs and passwords in 2009 and accessed company files, including an application with the data base of eBay clients and their transactions. Concioiu then used “phishing” sites to access the accounts of about 1,200 eBay users.
Prosecutors also say Concioiu and some accomplices withdrew euro300,000 ($400,000) from Italian bank accounts.
Romanian authorities worked with the U.S. Secret Service and Italian authorities in this case.
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