Every Adult In Bulgaria Hacked; Suspect Works For A Security Firm

By on July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

Following a hack of the Bulgarian tax authority, resulting in the theft of personal data on virtually every adult in the country, police arrested a Bulgarian cybersecurity expert who works for a US firm that specializes in “penetration tests.” The 20-year-old suspect got his job two years ago after mounting a successful white-hat attack against a Bulgarian government ministry and then, thinking the company hadn’t taken it seriously, going on tv to talk about it. The man apparently is now being investigated by the law enforcement agency he previously helped train. His attorneys maintain he’s too smart to have pulled off a hack that would leave tracks, and that he has been framed. The man’s employer is not suspected of being connected with the attack.

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