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THANH HOÁ — Three Facebook hackers who stole more than VNĐ2 billion (US$86,000) have been arrested, Thanh Hoá Province Police announced on Tuesday.
According to initial findings, the gang, consisting of Nguyễn Thanh Đức, 25, Hoàng Giữ Lâm, 21 and Hoàng Anh Tuấn, 25 from Quảng Trị Province's Triệu Phong District, hacked Facebook accounts of Vietnamese workers in Japan, learnt about their interests through conversation history then sent messages to victims’ friends, asking to borrow money.
Using this tactic, the gang managed to swindle more than VNĐ2 billion since November this year.
The crime was uncovered only after two Facebook scams totalling VNĐ70 million ($3,000) were reported in Hoằng Hoá District.
Inspecting their premises on December 11, the provincial police seized eight mobile phones, ten ATM cards, seven unactivated SIM cards and eight computers.
Hoằng Hoá District Police has called for anyone who unknowingly transferred money to the two bank accounts used by the hackers – numbered 101869154443 under the name of Đinh Hoàng Long and 109870954741 under Hoàng Hà Tĩnh – to contact them immediately for collaboration. — VNS