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8 million victims in the world's biggest cyber heist

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  1. Icadon

    Icadon JF-Expert Member

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    By Iain S Bruce

    AN INTERNATIONAL criminal gang has pulled off one of the most audacious cyber-crimes ever and stolen the identities of an estimated eight million people in a hacking raid that could ultimately net more than £2.8billion in illegal funds.

    A Sunday Herald investigation has discovered that late on Thursday night, a previously unknown Indian hacker successfully breached the IT defences of the Best Western Hotel group's online booking system and sold details of how to access it through an underground network operated by the Russian mafia.

    It is a move that has been dubbed the greatest cyber-heist in world history. The attack scooped up the personal details of every single customer that has booked into one of Best Western's 1312 continental hotels since 2007.

    http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2432225.0.0.php
     
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    Icadon JF-Expert Member

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    Mliobook hotel kwenda kuona vimada kazi kwenu wakishaanza kukwapua hela kwenye accounts zenu(Joking)

    Ila hii kitu ni kasheshe sana duh,
     
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