Cyber Gang Leader Jailed

The leader of an internet gang which stole £1.25m from banks has been jailed.

Tony Colston-Hayter led the gang, hijacking computers at branches of Barclays and Santander. Nine others were also sentenced for their involvement in the scam.

The gang also stole credit card details from around one million intercepted letters and used the money to go on extensive shopping sprees.

The group used a device, known as a Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM), to switch access and control Barclays and Santander bank accounts remotely.

Judge Juliet May OC told Tony Colston-Hayter: "There is no doubt in my mind that you played a key operational role in taking forward and implementing these plans."

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