KYIV, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian police mentioned on Monday that they had arrested a 25-year-old man who hacked greater than 100 overseas firms and prompted harm price greater than $150 million.
The hacker, who was not recognized, used phishing assaults and hijacked software program that enables computer systems to be accessed remotely, a police assertion mentioned. The victims included “world-famous energy and tourism companies”, it added.
The hacker was caught with the assistance of legislation enforcement officers from the United States, France, Europol and Interpol.
Police carried out searches on the properties of the defendant and his kinfolk.
“As a result, computer equipment, mobile phones, vehicles and more than 360 thousand dollars in cash were seized. In addition, $1.3 million was blocked on the attacker’s cryptocurrencies,” the police mentioned.