Facebook hacker who “cheated tens of thousands of dollars” arrested in Phnom Penh

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Facebook hacker who “cheated tens of thousands of dollars” arrested in Phnom Penh

Post by libgen » Fri May 31, 2019 2:28 pm

Facebook hacker who “cheated tens of thousands of dollars” arrested in Phnom Penh

Police at Ministry of Interior on Friday sent a facebook hacker to Phnom Penh municipal court for legal action after he cheated tens of thousands of dollars from victims.

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50609800/f ... -arrested/

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 31, 2019 11:48 pm

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia News: With the co-ordination of deputy prosecutor Riel Sopin on May 30, 2019, the Anti-Crime Tech Department detained a suspect, Hak Sichai, male, Nationality Khmer, at Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.
Police reacted after receiving complaints about a computer hacker who was breaking into Facebook accounts, and then sending messages to the victims' friends asking for money.
The suspect admitted that he broke into about 200 Facebook accounts, and used 50 of the accounts to scam people. He remains in custody and will appear in Phnom Penh Court.
Police remind the public that before sending money after a request on social media, you should verify the request with the person in question.
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Re: Facebook hacker who “cheated tens of thousands of dollars” arrested in Phnom Penh

Post by xandreu » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am

Not a lot of detail in this story. I can't imagine anyone hacking my Facebook and expecting me to pay them money for not exposing something that I'd already exposed myself on a public social networking platform.

I'm fully aware that I must be missing something here.

Anyone care to enlighten me?
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Re: Facebook hacker who “cheated tens of thousands of dollars” arrested in Phnom Penh

Post by fax » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:57 am

xandreu wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
I can't imagine anyone hacking my Facebook and expecting me to pay them money
But your friends might send you money if you, "you", ask them on Facebook. The source of money isn't the account holder but the contacts on the account.
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Re: Facebook hacker who “cheated tens of thousands of dollars” arrested in Phnom Penh

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:47 pm

xandreu wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Not a lot of detail in this story. I can't imagine anyone hacking my Facebook and expecting me to pay them money for not exposing something that I'd already exposed myself on a public social networking platform.

I'm fully aware that I must be missing something here.

Anyone care to enlighten me?
Police reacted after receiving complaints about a computer hacker who was breaking into Facebook accounts, and then sending messages to the victims' friends asking for money.
He hacks your friend's account and pretends to be him or her, contacts you through FB, and asks for an urgent loan.
"Dear friend(s), I urgently need $ to pay for my grandma/the sick buffalo/my gambling debts".
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