U.K. police arrest 19 Zeus online fraud suspects

The 19 people arrested are accused of using the Zeus data-stealing Trojan to capture log-in details, gain access to online bank accounts, and steal millions.

Nineteen people have been arrested in the U.K. for their alleged involvement in a fraud ring that stole millions of pounds from U.K. bank accounts.

London's Metropolitan Police Central eCrime Unit said the 15 men and 4 women, who were arrested yesterday in London, are suspected of using the Zeus data-stealing Trojan to capture log-in details and gain access to online bank accounts. The gang allegedly stole about 6 million pounds ($9.5 million) in a three-month period from U.K. banks.

Police were alerted to the gang's alleged activities by the Virtual Taskforce, a group of financial institutions and academics that shares data about cybercrime, according to police.

Read more of "Police arrest 19 Zeus online fraud suspects" at ZDNet UK.

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