Man held for alleged airtime theft

LazyLion

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A Latvian national has been arrested for allegedly defrauding cellphone service provider MTN of R50 million worth of airtime, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

"He was arrested on the West Rand after an extensive investigation with MTN," spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

The 34-year-old allegedly hacked into MTN's system. At least six computers and other electronic devices that he allegedly used to commit the crime would be seized from him.

The man was suspected of being part of a syndicate. He was charged with fraud and contravening the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act. He is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday.


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Date : 29 May 2013 12:50
 

waynegohl

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On what? Phoning the International Space Station?

He was phoning those women on etv at 12 at night that's why they stayed engaged when I tried to contact them.

"Your call is important to us, please undress"

"You are number 2 in the queue, get your aqueous cream ready"

"We are experience high call volumes"
 

b_crazy

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He was phoning those women on etv at 12 at night that's why they stayed engaged when I tried to contact them.

"Your call is important to us, please undress"

"You are number 2 in the queue, get your aqueous cream ready"

"We are experience high call volumes"

Is that experience talking wayne?
 

House

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Yep, the guy sold the airtime off. Made use of MTN's VPN to log onto the system with employees' logon credentials. Wonder what actions will be taken inside MTN.
 
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