Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/29/brazil_hack_arrests/

Brazil cuffs 85 in online bank hack dragnet

Operation Pegasus

By Lester Haines

Posted in Security, 29th August 2005 09:54 GMT

In brief Brazilian federal police last week cuffed 85 people across seven states suspected of hacking online bank accounts and netting $33m, Reuters reports.

The arrests were the culmination of a four-month investigation, codenamed "Operation Pegasus", which generated 105 arrest warrants. A total of 410 officers took part in the swoop. ®