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Cyber heist suspects arrested


A cyber criminal syndicate has used key-logging software to steal millions of rand from the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s (RTMC’s) bank account, Times Live reported on Thursday.

The syndicate, reportedly made up of a husband and wife pair and at least three other people, allegedly splurged R8,7m of their loot at shopping centres across Gauteng before being arrested.

According to Times Live, which quoted police investigators, the syndicate was able to steal the money after “rogue insiders” at RTMC installed key-logging hardware on computers used for Internet banking. The hardware gave the criminals access to usernames and passwords, which they were then able to use to log in to the corporation’s First National Bank account and syphon off money.

The newspaper named the husband-and-wife pair suspected to be behind the scheme as Darius and Janene Rhoda. The two allegedly planned to flee to Mozambique with the stolen money.

Co-accused Michael Tsegofatso Kekana, Kagiso Matsimela and Ishmael Mathabathe Sathekge were also arrest. All five suspects are out of R2 000 bail each, Times Live said.  — © 2014 NewsCentral Media

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