Dutch hacker arrested for trying to sell the personal information of nearly every Austrian citizen
Things just got real for the Dutch Hacker
We all know that some hackers can be pretty sneaky, but one Dutch hacker got a bit too greedy. He was recently arrested for trying to sell the personal information of nearly every Austrian citizen!
The Dutch hacker practically had a treasure trove of personal data. This data included information such as addresses, dates of birth and bank details. The scale of this data hijacking is absolutely massive and police are calling it the most significant breach of privacy in the country’s history.
It’s said that the hacker tried to sell the data for more than €20 million, after he hacked into Austria’s government servers. The hacker even managed to secure a few potential buyers, before he was caught.
The culprit was caught in the act
Police got a tip-off about the hacker’s activities and very quickly identified the suspect. Investigators then started to track his movements and eventually discovered the data on an illegal server.
Soon after that, police arrested the hacker and he was taken into custody. The investigation into the crime is ongoing and it’s said that more people could be involved in the breach.
What’s the moral of the story?
When it comes to data security, you want to be sure that you’re taking every precaution to protect yourself. It’s a good thing that the police were able to catch this hacker in the nick of time and foil his devious plans.
It just goes to show that not even the most skilled hackers are safe from the law!
So, don’t be like this Dutch hacker and remember these three tips:
- Use complex passwords for your devices and accounts
- Don’t trust any random websites
- Keep your anti-malware program up-to-date!