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Gal Barak – The Serbian connections behind the global Israeli-Bulgarian cybercrime organization

The thriller about the extradition of the Israeli scammer Gal Barak from Bulgaria to Austria continues. Uwe Lenhoff, one of Barak’s partners, has been in custody since the beginning of the year and is waiting for the trial. Israeli Gery “Gabi” Shalon and Russian Vladislav “Vlad” Smirnov are also the subjects of investigations by the authorities in the United States and Europe. In the gigantic rip-off of retail investors worldwide via the broker scams of Gal Barak and his co-conspirators, partners and boiler rooms in Serbia have also been involved.

The ‘Belgrade Cybercrime Story’ – The White City became a hub for global cybercrime and money laundering

Belgrade, the 'White City" is regarded as the new emerging financial centre in Southern Europe and the Balkans. People in Belgrade also like to call their city the Manhattan of the Balkans. This is also because Belgrade is known for its extensive party scene and vibrant nightlife as is Manhatten. As on Wall Street in Manhattan, financial people like to celebrate their nights and weekends abundantly. That's okay. Those who work hard, do a good job and earn good money may celebrate as well. But there is a dark side of the White City which is not officially spoken about - the city is a hub of the global cybercrime scene.

© Next Generation Media Group doo (Belgrade) 2019, member of Financial Intelligence Agency
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