Youth held for hacking FB accounts

Staff Correspondent

24 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A youth has made millions of taka by hacking Facebook accounts particularly those belonging to Bangladeshi women living abroad.

The Social Media Crime Investigation Team of Detective Cyber and Special Crime Division under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) nabbed the hacker, Mohammad Mamun, from Doara Bazar in Sunamganj at 1:05 am on Tuesday.

AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (DB) of the DMP, disclosed the information at a press briefing at DMP Media Centre in the capital on Wednesday.

The police officer said Mamun specializes in information and technology (IT).

He hacked Facebook accounts via phishing: a method used to access valuable personal details, such as usernames and passwords.