Inspector Knacker of the Dutch Yard said that he will be on the blower to the victims about the crook’s actions.
He was arrested on 11, 2016, in Zwolle, the Netherlands, and police proceeded to raid two houses the crook owned, in Leeuwarden and Sneek [surely sneak.ed].
Police say they received the first tips regarding the crook’s actions in November 2014, when a user complained about finding purchases someone else made on his behalf.
It looked like a cyber-fraud investigation but after two years of gathering data and expanding the investigation’s scope with the addition of digital forensics experts in the spring of 2016, realised what the crook was doing.
The 35-years-old suspect was hired to build e-commerce sites for various companies. After doing his job, the developer left backdoors in those websites, which he used to install various scripts that allowed him to collect information on the site’s users.
Police say that it’s impossible to determine the full breadth of his hacking campaign, but evidence found on his laptop revealed he gained access to over 20,000 email accounts.
The hacker used his access to these accounts to read people’s private email conversations, access their social media profiles, sign-up for gambling sites and access online shopping sites to make purchases for himself using the victim’s funds.
The suspect has been in jail since his arrest, and his pre-trial proceedings started last October.