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Kuwaiti hacker robs more than KD 16K from citizens’ accounts

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KUWAIT CITY, April 10: Personnel from the e-crimes section of the Criminal Investigations Department managed have taken into custody a Kuwaiti juvenile for hacking the accounts of Kuwaitis and robbing more than KD 16,000 in cooperation with a Spanish hacker, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added, the arrest came after Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Abdulhamid Al-Awadhi received information about the suspect who was seen purchasing audio devices and electronics from several well-known shops. The source added police raided the house of the juvenile and found expensive electronic devices in his room.

During interrogation he admitted to being trained by a Spanish hacker how to make credit cards in a professional manner and how to transfer money into the accounts of others and how to purchase goods with the help of these fake credit cards.

Interpol nabs Saudi national: Kuwait’s Interpol, in coordination with its Egyptian counterpart, arrested a Saudi national involved in 37 swindling and betrayal of trust cases. In a press statement, the Interior Ministry revealed Kuwait’s Interpol received the suspect through its counterpart in Egypt after completing all the necessary legal measures. The suspect is studying in Cairo and he is registered in the Office of Saudi Arabian Cultural Attaché in Egypt. It has been reported that the accused stole millions of Kuwaiti dinars from a number of Kuwaitis, other GCC nationals and expatriates in Kuwait. He is said to have swindled a Kuwaiti to the tune of KD 330,000 and another case in which the amount involved is KD 400,000 in addition to two former members of the National Assembly, a famous media personality, a businessman and some Twitter users. According to the ministry, the accused was arrested in response to the request of Kuwait due to the cases filed against him as he purportedly issued dud cheques and other forms of cheating.

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