Bulgarian hacker who hacked Bill Gate’s account undergoes legal proceeding

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A Bulgarian man, who was arrested for withdrawing money with the fake ATM cards including the account of the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates during a sting operation in Quezon City, faced legal proceedings on Friday, authorities said.

The sting operation was jointly launched by Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) and PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's (CIDG) Anti-Fraud.

While addressing the medias on Friday, Police Supt. Milo Bella Pagtalunan, chief of the CIDG Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crime Unit (CCU), said Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, who was arrested on Thursday while he was withdrawing money using different fake bank cards at the ATM booth of the PS Bank branch along Quezon Avenue, was charged for violating the Access Device Regulations Act (ADRA) for using and producing fake access devices.  

Kavrakov was arrested in Paraguay back in 2011 for hacking bank accounts and commercial fraud, he added.

According to the PAOCC, they are investigating on how Kavrakov got released in Paraguay. They are also checking the date he landed in Philippines.

According to the executive director of the PAOCC Reginald Villasanta, seven assorted credit cards credit cards including a Citi Visa, Standard Chartered MasterCard, Citibank MasterCard, Citi MasterCard, Citibank Visa, East-west Bank Vice and a blank Gold card, nine ATM receipts, a mobile phone, and a bag containing cash amounting to P76,570 have been recovered. He is currently detained at the office of the CIDG's Anti-Fraud and the CCU.

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