The unrelenting flow of phishing attacks has yet to subdue despite the recent arrest of the suspected mastermind of the attacks, a 23-year-old Finn. The man and his accomplices are believed to have obtained well over 500,000 euros by circulating e-mails and text messages while masquerading as collection agencies, Itella and the Finnish Customs in an attempt to acquire the online bank credentials of the recipients.
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Main suspect in big phishing campaign caught
The main suspect was brought into custody by Estonian law-enforcement officers on an international arrest warrant in Tallinn roughly three weeks go and was extradited to Finland on 11 August.