Denise Su isn’t that person Australian telecommunications giant Optus hacked Last September was one of the largest data breaches in the country’s history.
However, he attempted to exploit a hack that exposed the private information of 10 million customer Optus accounts for his own benefit.
Sue, who was 19 at the time of the crime, sent SMS text messages to 92 Optus customers, telling them their personal information was fraudulent within days, unless they transferred AU$2,000 (approximately US$1,400) to the bank. I told my teacher that it was sold. account.
First mistake: Su did not demand a ransom payment in cryptocurrency, which would have made it difficult for authorities to track him down. Instead, he provided the intended victim with bank account details…of his 15-year-old brother.
Second mistake: When Su sent SMS text messages, he sent them from his mobile number.
In case you’re wondering, Australian police didn’t have too much trouble identifying who was responsible…
He reportedly saw “an opportunity to make a quick buck” as he was “unemployed and struggling”.
“You would have thought he would have been caught fairly easily. .
according to local newsSue apologized for her crimes.
Clearly aware that Sue had cooperated with the police investigation, and that prison might not be the best place for him, Ms. Manea issued Sue an 18-month community correctional order and 100 hours of community service. Declared.
Perhaps the greatest punishment of all is that Dennis Sue’s name will forever be associated with his highly incompetent and sullen attempts to blackmail people out of money.