Last week, the Specialised Commercial Crime Court of East London, Eastern Cape, handed down a prison sentence of three years to a hacker who stole just under R600 000 from the province’s education department.
The crime took place in 2013, when Bruce Owen, in his thirties at the time, broke into the inner workings of the Eastern Cape Department of Education’s Basic Accounting System and used it to make payments into his own bank accounts.
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Note: 600,000 ZAR = USD $32,453.26 at today’s rates. When allowing for inflation, it would be more than $54,000.00