Wagner Society is cleaned out by data thieves

Wagner Society is cleaned out by data thieves


norman lebrecht

December 01, 2022

The Wagner Society of Finland may be forced into bankruptcy after all of its assets were stolen in an online raid.

The Society, which has 900 members, says that more than 124,000 euros was taken from its bank account.

Maybe one of the sister-societies might help?


  • Alviano says:

    Wow. I am surprised it had 900 members. Finland is not a populous county.

    • Antwerp Smerle says:

      I share your surprise, Alviano. I believe that the UK’s Wagner Society has about the same number of members, but the UK’s population is twelve times that of Finland. Time for a membership drive, perhaps?

      As for NL’s comment that “Maybe one of the sister-societies might help?”, that’s a great suggestion if we remove “one of”. There are about 125 Wagner Societies world-wide, so each of them would only need to find EUR 1000.

      RWVI, are you listening?

    • Anthony Sayer says:

      @Alviano: But clearly intelligent.

  • David A. Boxwell says:

    Police should start by running a computer search on all guys named “Alberich” in the criminal database.

  • Edoardo says:

    …all started mit Raub 😉

  • Igor Tomaszewski says:

    I’ll promptly inform my good acquaintance Poul Elming to change Fach so he can guard the treasures of the Danish Wagner Society like another fire spitting Fafner!

  • Tancredi says:

    A story in there for a type of quest.

  • william osborne says:

    Is the bank not responsible for the stolen funds? Has it no insurance to protect its accounts?

    • soavemusica says:

      If the customer was fooled online, the bank would probably not have to pay, but may, out of courtesy. Or not.