Local hacker in custody for hacking US bank accounts

Local hacker in custody for hacking US bank accounts

A 41-year-old from Chavakachcheri in Jaffna has been taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on charges of money laundering by hacking into the accounts of banks in the United States.

Investigations revealed that the hacker had transferred Rs 13.4 million into his personal account in a private bank in Sri Lanka.

Police media spokesperson Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the suspect had worked along with his accomplices based in the US, in return, the suspect had offered a commission to his accomplices.

The suspect will be produced before the court under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, he further said.