Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security nabs criminal hackers who caused AZN 100 000 worth of damage to AzAL

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security nabs criminal hackers who caused AZN 100 000 worth of damage to AzAL
# 15 May 2009 17:18 (UTC +04:00)
The Ministry’s Public Relations Center said a translational criminal group of Azeri citizens and foreigners hacked the airline’s computer system and secretly used US and other foreign citizens’ credit cards to pay for electronic tickets and sold tickets for cash at lower prices to make money.

According to the ministry, Azerbaijani citizens - Shamsaddin Abdurrakhmanov, Vagif Mirzezade, Tahir Amirguliev, Eldar Gojazade, Nazim Hasanov, Ahliman Mammadov, Murad Mahmudov, a citizen of Nigeria - Mutio Olovo, and other foreign nationals gained unauthorized access to the computer information which is protected by the law and caused AzAL a damage of AZN 100 000.

The Ministry’s Investigation Department instituted criminal proceedings under Article 271.2.1 and Article 271.2.3 (unauthorized access by an organized group to the computer information which is protected by the law) and Article 177.3.1 and Article 177.3.2 (causing damage in the large amount by hacking computer systems) of the Criminal Code of the republic of Azerbaijan. Investigation is under way.
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