Thai Crime: Hacker Steals And Sells Data

In Thailand, a former employee of a well-known company was arrested for hacking and selling 600,000 customers’ data. The hacker, known as Woraphol, was taken into custody by the Technical Crime Suppression Division after the company he worked for found the data breach and contacted the police.
Within minutes, a search warrant was issued and the hacker was arrested in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok. The man was arrested on the 32nd floor of the Kensington building on Thepparak Road.
Searches revealed several phones, as well as a notebook computer and a bank book, which were confiscated and placed into evidence pending further investigation.
The police who arrested him said that the hacker admitted stealing the data from 600,000 clients and selling it online for around 300,000 baht profit. In Thai investigations, the company that suffered the data breach that the hacker worked for previously was not named to the media.
The hacker said he accepted payment using the cryptocurrency bitcoin, and that he used his profits to pay for his online gambling habit

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