Bank Fraud Scheme Case

Cyber attacks can be an email away so watch out and becareful. Hacker Farid Essebar also known as Dr. Hex was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday. With the help of Interpol and Group IB, operation Lyrebird ran surveillance on Farid for two years to make sure it was him. He is suspected of making phishing kits and selling them to the highest bidder. He is also accused of cracking Switzerland banking system and causing $4 billion dollars worth of damage since 2011. In 2006, Essebar was arrested and served 2 years in prison for spreading a computer worm that shutdown Windows 2000 and affected CNN, UPS, ABC News, Boeing and United States Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

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https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/interpol-arrests-hacker-in-morocco-who.html

 

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/03/125751/notorious-moroccan-hacker-arrested-in-thailand

 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/suspected-hacker-dr-hex-arrested-over-cybercrime-bank-fraud-impacting-thousands/