The police are investigating the hacking operation

Guilherme Tavares

Gláucio Stocco, holder of Secold; Ricardo Dias, Department of Deica; and Cledson Nascimento, DIG holder, during a press conference this Friday

The Civil Police of Bauru is working to identify the hacker who installed a malicious software (malicious program) to download the password of the employee of the local Detran-SP office, enabling the commission of a million national fraud in several services of the agency, such as victims in the communication of vehicle sales and even improper issuance of CNH. The scheme was busted last Wednesday (21st) with the outbreak of Operation Gravame, when five people were arrested – including the head of the department in the capital – and 11 search and seizure warrants were executed (read more below).

The investigations, carried out by the Specialized Sector for Combating Crimes of Corruption, Organized Crime and Money Laundering (Secold) in Bauru, revealed that the suspects operated in 18 countries, conducting more than 3,000 illegal operations, as reported by JC.

The details were presented at the press conference this Friday (23) by delegate Gláucio Eduardo Stocco, the holder of Secold. Ricardo Dias, Department of the Specialized Department of Criminal Investigation (Deic); and Cledson Nascimento, head of the Division of General Investigations (DIG), the unit that is part of the job.

According to Stocco, experts at the Bauru Criminalistic Institute discovered that the program captures everything typed on an employee’s keyboard, allowing them to “read” the password when it is used.

“Detran informed us that there was unauthorized access to machines in Bauru. We began to investigate the suspicion that someone, from the inside, was physically inserting these victims. But technical expertise identified this malicious program, showing remote access to computers in São Paulo”, explains.

However, according to the delegate, it is still not possible to tell whether the malware was installed physically in Baur or remotely. “There was a vulnerability in the system, so this virus could have been sent at some point.”

Distrust

As JC announced, the case began to be investigated after an employee of the Detran in Bauru did not recognize the procedures performed with her password. So, the board of the agency made the BO.

Also according to Stocco, the criminals randomly took passwords, but always from the director of Detran, across the country. More than 3,000 operations were carried out illegally. Of these, 1,113 were illegal vehicle unlocks.

Besides trying to identify those accused of hacking the agency’s computers, the civilian police are now working to find out if more people are involved in the scam.

‘No stress’ was code for the illegal operations

Launched in São Paulo this Wednesday, the first phase of Operation Gravame seized more than R$640,000, 57 luxury watches, documents, Detran-SP computers, weapons and even hot glue used to “clone” fingerprints of high school students. driver training courses.

Five people have been arrested who are suspected of being part of a scheme to enable the unlocking of vehicles and even the illegal issuance of driver’s licenses. According to the Civil Police, the gang used codes such as “stress-free” or “express” for procedures carried out faster than through normal channels.

According to delegate Gláucio Eduardo Stocco, owner of Secold, the suspects charged up to BRL 1,500 to cancel a vehicle sales report, while the official service costs BRL 300.00. “They sold agility, because with Detran, of course, it takes longer,” he says.

Those involved also illegally issued CNH worth between R$3,000 and R$6,000. A military policeman suspected of ensnaring buyers for the plan was even arrested.

142 thousand R$ in cash and a check for 500 thousand R$ were seized in the house of the director of the Detran in the capital, which is temporarily closed. According to civil police, the server lived in a two-story penthouse in Moema, an upscale neighborhood in São Paulo, and traveled several times to the Caribbean, Egypt and even Tanzania. According to the delegate, the suspect boasted of a lifestyle that was incompatible with a salary of R$ 7 thousand.

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