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Man busted trying to sell 100 Gb of data from company's client database

He estimated the price of the information at USD 4,000
17:42, 8 February 2018

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A Kyivite tried to sell about 100 gigabytes of information from a financial company's client database. According to the local law enforcers, he asked USD 4,000 for the data; thanks to the timely detection by the Kyiv Department of Cyber Police, the subdivision of the National Police of Ukraine.  

The perpetrator appeared to the ex-employee of this company, whose name remains undisclosed in the interest of the investigation. As he worked there, he noticed the vulnerability in the database's protection system and gained access to the list of clients. He posted the announcement, which said the database was on sale. He asked 4,000 dollars for that and already attempted to sell the data to the rival company.

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The man was busted and taken in; the law enforcers seized his computer with the database stored on it. 

The investigation is underway; based on the expertise, he will be recognized a suspect in the crime under the respective article of the Criminal Code. 

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