UK cops arrest ATM malware suspect in Romania
06 October 2016 | 7868 views | 0
London police have arrested a man in Romania in connection with a malware attack on ATMs which resulted in the theft of more than £1.5 million.
Emanual Leahu was picked up by the London Regional Fraud Team in Bacau this week and charged with conspiracy to defraud.
The charges are in connection with an investigation into a gang that organised a malware attack on a 51 cash machines in 2014, say police.
Each machine was physically broken into and infected with malware before large amounts of cash was withdrawn.
Two other gang members - Teofil Bortos and Grigore Paladi - have already been sentenced to a total of 12 years for their parts in the scam.
Leahu has been remanded in custody until the 28 October when he will appear at Inner London Crown Court.