According to the police, a number of those suspected of crimes live in Finland.
The police of Länsi-Uusimaa have published a press release regarding the data breach of S-Bank.
The police are investigating a series of frauds that started in May 2022, in which unauthorized bank transfers have been made from the S-Bank accounts of the concerned owners. According to the police, the account transfers have been successful by taking advantage of a vulnerability in the bank’s information system.
At this stage of the investigation, the police have arrested two suspects, in addition to which several others have been arrested and detained. Criminal titles include at least aggravated payment instrument fraud, aggravated money laundering and data breach.
According to the police, the series of data breaches continued throughout the summer. According to the police’s information at the moment, there are 53 committed acts, i.e. payment instrument frauds. In addition to these, the police are investigating approximately 150 data breaches. There are victims of the crime throughout the entire country, but the investigation is focused on the police stations of Western and Eastern Uusimaa
Director of Investigation, Crime Commissioner by Klaus Geiger according to that, what makes the series of crimes exceptional is both the fact that the group of suspects lives and the acts were committed in Finland, and the fact that no complicity of the parties concerned, i.e. their fault, has been required for the act.
– The series of crimes that we are currently investigating is completely separate from the so-called fishing frauds that took place in the country, which are conducted from abroad by misleading the victims, Geiger emphasizes.
S-bank has been or in the coming days will be in contact with all the victims of this series of crimes. The police will also contact the victims during the preliminary investigation.