Morocco dismantles international network of cyber-banking fraud
RABAT - Morocco’s security forces dismantled Tuesday an international network of cyber-banking hijackings
Morocco’s security forces dismantled Tuesday an international network of cyber banking, according to the Interior Ministry.
The Central Bureau for Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled a 16-member criminal network responsible for embezzling large sums of money from bank accounts domiciled in several international banking institutions.
These diversions were carried out using techniques and malicious software (malware) and with the complicity of a group of call centre employees, said BCIJ.
The dismantling of this network is part of efforts to strengthen international security cooperation in the fight against organised cross-border crime, it added.
The suspects were arrested in Casablanca, Meknes, Khénifra, Oujda, Marrakech and El Hajeb for their alleged links with this criminal network, in addition to their relationship with a network bustling in Spain.
Large sums of money from these criminal activities were seized, according to BCIJ.