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Police: web shop accounts hacked

Several arrests in web shop probe
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Guardian Staff Reporter
krystel@nasguard.com

Published: May 10, 2013

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Hackers reportedly withdrew an undetermined amount of cash from several online accounts attached to a web shop operation, police said yesterday.

Police said they received a complaint from an Island Luck official on Wednesday.

According to the information received, the computer system that controls Island Luck’s online accounts was manipulated.

Police said it is unclear just how many accounts were hacked. However, police were questioning several people in connection with the report.

“We did arrest and question some employees of the web shops and some other people, but charges have not been filed,” a senior officer told The Nassau Guardian.

News of Island Luck’s computer system being compromised comes amid ongoing discussion over the fate of web shops in the country.

Island Luck is among a group of web shop operators awaiting a matter in the Court of Appeal relating to whether they could continue their operations.

A recent warning from Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade that raids could happen any day has reportedly resulted in web shops seeing a significant falloff in business.

The substantive case before the Court of Appeal is expected to begin on May 24.


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