Polish police detain computer hacker
PR dla Zagranicy
A computer hacker who had infiltrated a Polish bank has been detained by the country’s police.
The 31-year-old hacker allegedly broke into and stole data from the servers of an unnamed bank in Poland.
"His arrest is the result of several months of work. Tomasz G. [name withheld under Polish privacy laws] had received several charges relating to computer fraud and money laundering. He faces up to 10 years imprisonment. He has pleaded guilty to some of the charges,” police spokesperson Katarzyna Balcer told the PAP news agency.
She added that the ongoing investigation in this case is being led by the District Prosecutor's Office in the Praga district of Warsaw. According to the investigation, the man collaborated with other hackers.
"The suspect worked with dozens of individuals and entities. The hackers have led to losses of more than PLN four million. We were able to prevent the theft of another PLN 3.5 million," Balcer added. (rg/rk)