Argentinian Hacker Arrested for Stealing $50,000 a Month from Gambling Sites
A 19-year old hacker has been accused of stealing $50,000 a month from online gambling websites.
Argentinian authorities have arrested a 19-year-old hacker who is accused of stealing $50,000 a month from online gambling websites.
Known as the “super hacker” the boy was reportedly working for months from his bedroom in Buenos Aires.
Police worked for over a year to catch him and authorities were forced to shut down the power to the entire neighbourhood when arresting him to ensure that he was unable to destroy or delete information vital to the case.
The police began investigating when a businessman brought the hacker to their attention. He apparently told police that “a hacker was remotely entering the servers to intercept monetary transfers.”
The investigation was ordered by Argentina’s chief prosecutor, Garciela Gils Carbo, and it was soon discovered that the same person was stealing money from transfers and online gambling sites.
A statement from Argentina’s ministry said, “Internet users were victims of a ‘malware’ virus that the hacker hosted in a server for downloading online gaming applications”. The hacker used a network of thousands of computers to saturate the payment platforms so that users could not access their accounts while attacks were taking place.