Feeds

419 'money launderer' caught at Schiphol Airport

Police say companies were plundered

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Dutch police believe a Nigerian man who was arrested at Schiphol Airport a couple of weeks ago with €1.2m in his pocket - the biggest money seizure in Dutch history - belongs to a major 419 scam operation.

According to Dutch police Idowu Musiliu Balogun, 36, works for ringleader U. Kingsley, who is still at large. Kingsley and his band of confidence tricksters recently plundered a dozen or so German companies for €4m.

Balogun and Kingsley were arrested two years ago in Nigeria for selling a house in the US without the knowledge of the owner. Both men had gained access to a mailbox of a US businessman and then instructed an estate agent to sell his house and transfer the money to their own account. Another victim from Limburg in the Netherlands was lured into a classic advance fee scheme, with promises of lottery winnings or an inheritance.

Lawyer Theo Hiddema told the Dutch daily Telegraaf that his client "is just a Nigerian businessman who visited Holland to buy trucks, but unfortunately his business partner didn't turn up". However, Hiddema had to admit that if the accusations bear any merit “the case can get complicated."®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.