Hacker resets a teacher's bank account in Crete The "party" that the hacker set up for him lasted almost 1,5 hours Bank account Associate Professor in Heraklion, Crete. The girl saw her savings, about 9.000 euros, disappear in the blink of an eye.
The perpetrator made three money transfers, the last of which was attended by the manager and the head of the bank branch to which the account holder had rushed in her anxious attempt to block the… bleeding. In vain though. The scam, known as "sim swap", had been done, her account was emptied and now she asks the bank to return the money to her as she considers her responsible.
The girl was working at computer her when she suddenly received one email from the bank that informed her that a suspicious transfer transaction of approximately 2.500 euros had taken place. The mail was sent at 13.01 at noon. He immediately called the listed contact numbers of the bank but due to the wait on the phone, he decided to go in person to the nearest bank branch. At 13.55 he was already at the bank and informed about the notification he had received. At the same time he found that at 13.13 they had been transferred through account e-banking another 4000 euros.
On 14.12 and while he was still at the bank, a transfer of additional funds amounting to 2.570 euros was found. Present with her were the manager, the boss and two employees who, however, could not prevent the transaction.
In this case, the hacker managed, most likely with a fake authorization, to issue a new sim card of the victim's phone, declaring the loss of the old one. Activation of the new card signals the deactivation of the old one, ie the one in the possession of the legal subscriber. So all services (calls, SMS, internet access) are obtained on the device in the possession of the offender, who has the ability to carry out illegal activities without the knowledge of the legal subscribers (eg receiving calls and messages intended for them, stealing one-time codes or verification messages security, etc.).
According to the lawyer Mr. Menelaos Xylouris, who is handling the case of the associate professor, at 12.45 the hacker got the new sim, at 13.01 the first transfer took place, at 13.13 the second one took place and at 14.13 the last euro disappeared.
Disclaimer: SecNews has not confirmed this news. It is expected to be confirmed by a relevant report from the Cybercrime Prosecution. Source of the article is cretalive.gr.