Bangkok police believes to have prevented a malware attack on bank ATMs with the arrest of an east European man.
31-year-old Oleksandr Krachkovskyi, who has a Ukraine passport, was arrested at a shopping centre in Pratunam area was caught using forged credit cards to obtain.
In a media briefing, Immigration Police commissioner Natthathorn Prohsunthorn said that 56 fake white credit cards, devices for reading and writing data on electronic cards, a computer and other equipment for forgery were found at his room at the Kitti Building on Mor Leng Road in Ratchathewi district.
The suspect confessed he had bought data stolen from credit cards in Europe and the United States from a credit card mafia network, and sold card data online to transnational criminals in many countries.
Police suspect him of also planning to infect bank ATMs in the country with malware. They found pictures of ATMs of banks and a particular series in Bangkok and other provinces.