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Members of international hacking gang arrested for Migros points theft

National News // May 6, 2020

Members of an international hacking gang have been arrested in Vaud and Poland after a Swiss based team tried to redeem Migros Cumulus points worth several thousand francs. 

Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash Members of international hacking gang arrested for Migros points theft

Polish hackers managed to steal the details of several thousand customers and sold them to a group of young people in Vaud. 

Interpol says around EUR 50,000 worth of points were used – but the hackers had details of more than EUR 610,000. 

Vaud police say they’ve arrested five people who tried to use the points – some are minors. 

In Poland, the police caught five more hackers. 

The Polish team sold the points on the Dark Web. 

Migros is confirming points were stolen and affected customers will have their accounts re-credited. The supermarket chain is not commenting on how many people had their accounts hacked.


 

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