Spain’s National Police Take Down a Phishing Gang

A phishing (by email) and smishing (by SMS text) operation in Madrid, Seville and Guadalajara has been taken down by the National Police of Spain. Over 40 arrests have been made on charges of, as the National Police’s announcement states, “belonging to a criminal organization, bank scam, documentary falsification, identity theft, and money laundering.” That bag of 40 (alleged) miscreants includes “two hackers, 15 members of a criminal organization, and another 23 people involved in illegal financial operations in Madrid and Seville for alleged bank scams.”

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