He blackmailed human beings into paying him in exchange of returning their social media accounts Detectives have arrested a man on charges of hacking Facebook profiles with the aid of using the use of phishing hyperlinks and later embezzling cash. The social media crime research group of Cyber and Special Crime Division at Detective Branch (DB) under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested Md Mamun Mia, 20, withinside the early hours of Monday. He was picked up from Doara Bazar area of Sunamganj with a cell phone in his possession, which he used in his criminal acts. Mamun had previously been arrested at the identical grounds. Additional Commissioner of DMP AKM Hafiz Akter disclosed the problem at a press briefing on the DMP Media Center in Dhaka on Wednesday, announcing that the arrestee had particularly targeted Bangladeshi expatriate women. Mamun is an professional in IT-primarily based totally knowledge, who developed phishing hyperlinks and sent them to different people via Facebook messenger, he said. “When the sufferers clicked at the phishing link, the Facebook interfaces popped up. When the sufferers entered their Facebook IDs and passwords to get entry to the link, Mamun were given those,” the police respectable stated. Having acquired the passwords, he used to get entry to the sufferers’ Facebook profiles and extrade the preceding passwords so the actual ID-customers couldn't get entry to them further. By doing so, Mamun embezzled cash from the close to and pricey ones of the sufferers, Hafiz stated, including that Mamun even demanded a big amount of cash from the sufferers in alternate of returning them their social media money owed. “On being paid, he could go back the get entry to to the money owed to their authentic customers. Otherwise, he used to maintain the money owed below his control,” stated Hafiz. The arrestee became remanded for 2 days on Tuesday.
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