...as well as using credit card details to buy North Face clothing for himself.
A man of wealth and taste...
A man will appear at Crown court in December to answer charges that he used hacking program Sentry MBA to access and take money from online UK National Lottery gambling accounts. Prosecutors claim that 29-year-old Anwar Batson gained access to National Lottery users' accounts in November 2016, having downloaded hacking tools …
I think elReg wanted to remind us of that, so they don't have to block as many comments.
As this is an ongoing trial, and elReg is a British based publication, they have to make sure us commentards don't say anything libellous, and I think their mods take a "block first" line.
It suggests he doesn't own a suit but knows better than turning up to court in a string vest looking like he's been dragged through a hedge backwards.
It's a single line that adds a little detail, some colour to the story, humanises it, gives you more of a sense of the person.
Me, I'm more intrigued that he had to confirm his nationality. Is this normal? Are the laws on online fraud different if you're not a native?
Slow news day:
"Man accused of hacking so badly he could only afford a North Face hoodie. Only the data of the sad people that still do the lottery was at stake"
Faster news day:
"Man accused of hacking National Lottery database. Was National Lottery database left open to the web? Has there been a massive data breach of personal data? Is it a GDPR violation so National Lottery could get fined £squillion?"
Unless he is found guilty of stealing your Free goes he has no charges to answer. All I seem to get is from the National Lottery is "Exciting news about your ticket" "you've won a free go!" broadly translated as "you've won naff all, we will cash your cash next week"
A quick googleing tells me that 'Sentry MBA' is a credential stuffing utility, as in it repeatedly try's to log-in using a list of potential passwords. In this day-and-age, I would have thought the Lottery website had taken steps to prevent this sort of thing, such as only allowing three bad logins in any one hour.
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In my experience you can only transfer the money in your online account into the same real-World account that you pay with. Some time ago I changed the card I used to pay for the online lottery, and before they would accept the new form of payment I had to withdraw all my (small) balance into my previous card's account. I was told that this was to prevent a crook accessing your account and changing the card in order to withdraw the money into their own account.
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