Dutch Cops to Warn 20,000 of Email Account Hack

Phil Muncaster reports:

Police in the Netherlands are set to email 20,000 possible fraud victims urging them to change their account details, after discovering their credentials had been stolen by a man arrested last year on suspicion of multiple cybercrime offences.

Police revealed the arrest of the 35-year-old man last October. He was cuffed on suspicion of hacking, fraud and identity theft after he allegedly posed as a webmaster to siphon off users’ online credentials.

Police claim the Leeuwarden resident worked at various companies as a website builder, inserting a special script into backend code which enabled him to steal user names and passwords.

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