‘Cyber plot to steal from Santander’ foiled by police

16 - 09 - 2013

Four men alleged to have hacked into computers at a London branch of Santander bank in an attempt to steal millions of pounds have appeared in court.

They have been charged with conspiracy to steal after the incident at the Surrey Quays branch of the Spanish bank.

One of the cyber plot gang is accused of posing as an engineer to try to fit a ‘keyboard video mouse’ device to a computer at the branch to allow them to transmit its desktop contents.

However, the attempt failed and the plotters did not manage to steal any money.

Lanre Mullins-Abudu, 25, from Putney, south-west London, Dean Outram, 34, from north-west London, Akash Vaghela, 27, from Hounslow, west London, and Asad AliQureshi, 35, from south-west London, confirmed their names and details when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with conspiracy to steal.

Mr Mullins-Abudu, Mr Outram and Mr AliQureshi were all remanded in custody by District Judge Howard Riddle and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on 27 September.

Mr Vaghela was released on bail until the same date.






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