Operation Phish Phry

According to this FBI memo issued a few days ago:
The largest number of defendants ever charged in a cyber crime case have been indicted in a multinational investigation conducted in the United States and Egypt that uncovered a sophisticated “phishing” operation that fraudulently collected personal information from thousands of victims that was used to defraud American banks.
Operation Phish Phry marks the first joint cyber investigation between Egyptian law enforcement authorities and United States officials, which include the FBI, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Electronic Crimes Task Force in Los Angeles. Phish Phry, with 53 defendants charged in United States District Court, also marks the largest cyber crime investigation to date in the United States.
Kudos to Egypt and the FBI.. now they need to get a few spammers


  1. And for another heartening story about averting identity fraud.......


    This guy really deserves an award.....at least for someone to repay the money he spent!

  2. That was one great story CR.. thanks for sharing it!


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