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This article was published on June 10, 2015

    49 cyber criminals across Europe arrested over €6 million bank heist

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    Police have raided 58 locations and arrested 48 people believed to be part of a cyber crime syndicate in Italy, Spain and Poland this week, reports Reuters.

    They are suspected of stealing millions from bank accounts in Europe.

    The report quotes a statement from Europol, the Hague-based police agency that carried out the sting, saying:

    The parallel investigations revealed international fraud totaling 6 million euro accumulated within a very short time.

    Assistance was provided by Belgian and UK officials for the operation, which took place on Tuesday.

    ➤ Dozens arrested in European cyber crime sweep: Europol [Reuters]

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