Hackers stole more than 3M euro from Bulgarian companies

Hackers have stolen more than three million euro from Bulgarian companies in the past seven months, according to the head of the transnational organised crime department at Bulgaria’s Chief Directorate for Combating Organised Crime.

Yavor Kolev said that more than 25 companies had been attacked by hackers, usually through an e-mail with an attachment that infiltrated correspondence between companies. Hackers took advantage of companies that did not use licensed software.

He told public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television on October 18 that in the past two weeks, two of the top 100 companies in Bulgaria had been victims, in one case with 150 000 euro being stolen, in the other case 450 000 euro.

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