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AFP charge Dutch national on alleged money mule

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A Dutch national in north Queensland has been arrested for his alleged role in a money mule network that police say siphoned Australians out of more than $3.5m.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) last year began investigating malware, believed to have been developed by a cybercrime syndicate, that targeted Australian and overseas bank account holders.

According to the AFP, the malware was used to steal bank account details to “extract funds” from victims. The syndicate then used the money mule network to transfer the stolen funds…



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