The prefectural police department of Marrakech arrested, on Tuesday, a Bulgarian national suspected of hacking bank accounts and accessing customers’ data.

According to the General Directorate for National Security, the 32 years old suspect used advanced technologies to copy debit cards data from automatic teller machines (ATMs) across the country.

“The investigations conducted by the Police led to the arrest of the suspect while withdrawing money from an ATM located in the center of Marrakech,” the DGSN stated.

Police seized blank magnetic cards, tools for copying bank data, hardware, software as well as substantial amounts of cash in foreign currency.

The suspect has been placed in custody while the prosecutor’s office conducts necessary investigations.

“We will identify possible criminal activities in which the suspect might be involved and trace all the money he stole.”, concluded the DGSN.

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