Security Experts:

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SecurityWeekSecurityWeek

Cybercrime

Cambodia Arrests 80 Taiwanese, Chinese for Scam

PHNOM PENH – About 80 Taiwanese and Chinese nationals have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly extorting money from victims overseas over the telephone, police said on Monday.

The suspects, mostly Taiwanese nationals who were arrested on Saturday, will be deported to their home countries to face justice, interior ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told AFP.

PHNOM PENH – About 80 Taiwanese and Chinese nationals have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly extorting money from victims overseas over the telephone, police said on Monday.

The suspects, mostly Taiwanese nationals who were arrested on Saturday, will be deported to their home countries to face justice, interior ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told AFP.

“They committed crimes by using (telephones over the) Internet to extort money from victims abroad,” he said, adding that China had cooperated in the bust.

More than 500 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals have been arrested and deported by Cambodia for alleged Internet extortion since 2010, according to police, who say the suspects often threaten their victims.

Taiwanese fraud rings have recently relocated to Southeast Asia after the island’s police joined forces with Chinese authorities to crack down on their operations.

Written By

AFP 2023

Click to comment

Expert Insights

Related Content

Cybercrime

Zendesk is informing customers about a data breach that started with an SMS phishing campaign targeting the company’s employees.

Cybercrime

The release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in late 2022 has demonstrated the potential of AI for both good and bad.

Cybercrime

The FBI dismantled the network of the prolific Hive ransomware gang and seized infrastructure in Los Angeles that was used for the operation.

Cybercrime

A new study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) named a staggering figure as the true annual cost of...

Ransomware

US government reminds the public that a reward of up to $10 million is offered for information on cybercriminals, including members of the Hive...

Ransomware

The Hive ransomware website has been seized as part of an operation that involved law enforcement in 10 countries.

Cybercrime

Video games developer Riot Games says source code was stolen from its development environment in a ransomware attack

Cybercrime

CISA, NSA, and MS-ISAC issued an alert on the malicious use of RMM software to steal money from bank accounts.