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In Belgium in hiding internationally wanted hacker arrested on the Polish border

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In cooperation with the Belgian police and Europol Polish officers in the Polish cybercriminal can summarize that for a while in our country, going into hiding. The man is suspected of thousands of computers and various Polish companies have been hacked, among others, to launder money.

Last Wednesday, picked up the Polish police, a cybercriminal that online operated under the name ‘Armaged0n’. The man dived for a while in Belgium and was arrested when he on march 14, Poland tried to enter.

‘Armaged0n’ is suspected to be between 2013 and 2018, thousands of computers infected and attacked. He will be for the court to answer for 181 charges, including money laundering and computer fraud.

The suspect was usually via e-mail to work. He was worked as a communications officer of well-known companies (banks, telecom providers…) and succeeded in to ransomware to spread. Once on the computers of victims was installed, was the information on the computer is encrypted. Only after payment of 200 to 400 dollars (in the form of a non-trackable cryptomunt), gave the suspect the information is released again. Sometimes he installed a virus that he bank barn.

Europol calls the people who think that they have become a victim of ‘Armaged0n’ to report.

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