R v AP - £2 Million Computer Hacking Fraud
The Specialist Cybercrime Solicitors at Stuart Miller Solicitors were instructed to defend a woman allegedly involved with another to steal more than £2 million from Barclays bank.
The allegations were that an employee of the bank, employed as a Manager of the software engineering team, identified critical vulnerabilities in the bank's computer system. He then exploited these software deficiencies by writing programmes allowing him to send money to 'ghost accounts'. The 'ghost accounts' were applied with substantial overdrafts and used to make transfers allowing the withdrawal of cash.
This case involved the typical computer hacking processes and the specialist Cybercrime Solicitors at this firm instructed a dedicated and knowledgeable Barrister with a deep understanding of Computer Hacking.