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Police sends mails to potential victims internetoplichting

Police sends mails to potential victims internetoplichting

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More than 20,000 e-mail accounts receive soon mail from the police in the North of the Netherlands. The credentials of that user are found in a suspect of internetoplichting.

The defendant has the accounts may be used for online purchases, logins on gambling sites and scams of others.

The police do not know if all the 20,000 accounts have been misused. But it could be the parties involved the best for the security of their passwords to customize.

The suspect is a 35-year-old man from Leeuwarden, which in July is held in Zwolle, the netherlands. He built websites for companies. On those sites he added a special program, which allows he user names and passwords could be intercepted.

He used that information not only to make purchases, but also to send others to read. So he could pretend to be a brother or sister and to ask money. That money did he send to anonymous credit cards.

The case came to roll after the declaration of a web shop in 2014. Someone had stuff in the name of another ordered. Research has shown that there are more of such returns were made.

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