Brazilian and PSG start, Neymar Jnr, has reportedly lost over $40,000 to a hacker in Brazil. Fortunately, the authorities in the country apprehended the culprit after he made several transfers.
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The 20-year-old hacker got details of Neymar’s accounts after while working at an unnamed bank where the Paris St-Germain (PSG) and Brazil player and his business manager father had accounts.
Local police statement revealed that he was arrested on Wednesday, after the police tailed him down through several of his hacks, adding that he stole small amounts of money from rich and famous individuals with high net worth.
Although the police did not name the player (victim) in the statement, the officer in charge said it was Neymar. He explained how the alleged theft occurred to the Brazilian TV show Brasil Urgente.
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“What did this lad do?” said Fabio Pinheiro Lopes. “He got the password of his office colleague and stole small amounts of money from famous people with high net worth.”
“These people didn’t notice. He made (a transfer) of 10,000 (reais) ($1,912.59), then another of 10,000, then 20,000, and then 50,0000 and the total came to 200,000.”
Lopes explained that the account affected was Neymar’s and that his father likely controlled the funds. “When they discovered, they called the bank. The bank reimbursed the victim and investigated who was behind it,” he said.