Indian citizen detained for cybercrime in Tbilisi

  • The crime is punishable by three to five years in prison. Photo: Shot from the interior ministry video

Agenda.ge, 23 Jan 2021 - 18:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian police have detained an Indian citizen for illegally accessing computer systems, extraction and misuse of computer data and theft. 

The individual, identified only as Sh.S. and born in 1996, was detained in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. 

The interior ministry has released the footage of detention:

The Interior Ministry has reported earlier today that Sh.S. had created a fake, so-called phishing webpage, resembling one of the Georgian commercial banks. Its link was sent by e-mail to the bank customers requiring authorisation. 

By misusing their personal data Sh.S. has thus transferred 9,500 GEL ($2,878/€2,363) on his account and later took 6,084 GEL ($1,843/€1,513) from the ATM machine in cash. 

The crime is punishable by three to five years in prison.

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