Thursday, March 31, 2011

Operation Phish Phry defendants found guilty

The group was made up of members in the U.S. and Egypt, and used phishing to lure victims to phony bank websites and reveal account numbers, passwords and other personal identification information. 100 have been caught so far.
The conspiracy and bank fraud charges carry maximum sentences of 30 years in federal prison. The charge of aggravated identity theft carries a minimum sentence of two years that must be added to any other sentence imposed on a defendant Most defendants in this group are ages 20, 21, and 22.

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