Santander Bank cyber raid men arrested

Four men appeared in court on Saturday after an alleged attempt to steal millions of pounds from Santander was foiled by Inspector Knacker of the Yard.

According to NDTV,  the would-be thieves tried to graft hardware onto a computer at a London branch of Spanish bank Santander. The hardware would have allowed the transmission of the entire computer’s desktop and “allowed the suspects to take control of the bank’s computer remotely”. The thieves could have drained millions from the bank’s coffers.

It looks like one of the men was arrested as he tried to install the hardware.

Twelve men were arrested on Friday, following an operation by the Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit, over the alleged plot which cantered on a Santander branch in southeast London.

So far four people have been charged late on Friday and appeared on Saturday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for an initial hearing.

Lanre Mullins-Abudu, 24, Dean Outram, 34, Akash Vaghela, 27, and Asad Ali Qureshi, 35 were remanded in custody.

Eight others have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.