Ukrainian police arrest hacker who caused $150 million damage to global firms


Ukrainian police have arrested a 25-year-old man who hacked more than 100 foreign companies and caused damage worth more than $150 million.

The unidentified hacker used phishing attacks and hijacked software that allows computers to be accessed remotely, a police statement said.

The victims included “world-famous energy and tourism companies”, the statement added.

The hacker was caught with the help of law enforcement officials from the United States, France, Europol and Interpol.

Police conducted searches at the homes of the defendant and his relatives.


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