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Bookmakers 22 nov 2023 at 14:00

The 19-year-old guy was hacking user accounts on a bookmaker's website

Dean Hall
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The 19-year-old guy was hacking user accounts on a bookmaker's website

The 19-year-old guy admitted to hacking a bookmaker's website by brute-forcing user credentials.

After gaining access to users' accounts, Joseph Harrison and his accomplices would link a new payment method in the personal account, depositing $5 for verification, and then withdrawing all funds deposited into the user's balance through it.

According to court records, approximately $600,000 was stolen by the culprits from around 1600 accounts.

Joseph faces a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison.

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