British cyber gang ‘stole large amounts from US sports and music stars after accessing their phones’

Eight Britons have been arrested for hacking into the phones of US celebrities to steal money and personal information – even posing as them online.

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said sports stars, musicians and their families had been targeted by the scam in which criminals gain access to their victim’s phones or accounts.

This allowed them to steal money, bitcoin and personal information, as well as hack their victims’ social media accounts to post content and messages, the NCA said.

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Source: MailOnline