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E-crime by the Mafia in israel

November 02, 2009 By: Guy Mizrahi Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

I read the other day a great story that involves Mafia and computer crimes.

The story begins with a manager of IT services in the computers department of the Israeli gambling commission  that criminals tried to push him to install their pre made dedicated software.

This software was supposed to give the criminals the names and details of  the winning “TOTO” prize. The details was supposed to be sent to the criminals as soon as the winners declared and then they can obtain the winning tickets and collect the prizes.

The story does not end there.

A year later they tried a different approach. The criminals built a web site for the same comity that could sent a winning “TOTO Winner” (daily toto gambling game) a half an hour after the end of the gabling time.

This time the Israeli police was informed and started an investigation that led to the Zeev Rosenshtein organization (a big mafia head that is currently serving time in the US jail).

The police wanted to open a new task force of 100 officers to fight this kind of things but the all idea didn’t succeed.

Well.. I thinks that the regualr police can not fight this kind of crime. they need a better researchers to do this kind of investigations.


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