Putney Man Alleged Leader Of 'Cyber Gang'

25 year old Lanre Mullins-Abudu will face trail in February

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Lanre Mullins-Abudu is said to be leader of the 'cyber gang' who are accused of attempting to steal from a branch of Santander bank. He is one of four men who appeared in court over an alleged attempt to take control of computers to steal millions of pounds.

They were charged with conspiracy to steal after an incident at the Surrey Quays branch in south-east London. The cyber gang is alleged to have tried to use a "keyboard video mouse" to take control of all the branch's computers.

It is alleged one of the plotters posed as an engineer in an attempt to fit a computer in a London branch of Santander with a "keyboard video mouse" device that allowed them to transmit its desktop contents.

The cyber gang is alleged to have tried to use the gadget to take control of all the computers at the branch in Surrey Quays shopping centre in south-east London but the attempt failed and the Spanish bank said they were unable to steal any money.

Lanre Mullins-Abudu's alleged gang include Dean Outram, 34, from north-west London, Akash Vaghela, 27, from Hounslow, west London, and Asad AliQureshi, 35, from south-west London, spoke only to confirm their names and details when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with conspiracy to steal.

MJanuary 24, 2014in custody by District Judge Howard Riddle and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on 27 September.

January 24, 2014