11:12 03.02.2014

Two held in Georgia for stealing over $300,000 from UK banks with Ukrainian hackers

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Two held in Georgia for stealing over $300,000 from UK banks with Ukrainian hackers

Georgian police have arrested two Georgian nationals who withdrew large sums of money from UK residents' bank accounts, using false credit cards made by Ukrainian hackers.

The brothers T. arrested in Tbilisi "contacted a criminal group of hackers from Ukraine" who gave them 47 false credit cards storing information about several dozen UK residents for cash withdrawal at Georgian banks, the Georgian Interior Ministry said.

"The international criminal group managed to appropriate $267,000 and 110,000 lari ($61,000) from Georgian banks," the Interior Ministry said.

The arrested brothers confessed to the crime, the ministry said.

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