A 20 year old French Hacker has been arrested for allegedly stealing 500,000 euros ($651,000) from over 17,000 people since 2011 using malware apps. The Hacker was working out from his parents home in northern France and designed free apps that were similar in appearance to popular apps. The fake apps or cloned apps sent text messages to premium-rate numbers without the user’s knowledge and recorded log-on code information for gaming and gambling websites.

The prosecutors says the hacker is extremely smart and never studied computer science. The hacker admitted to his crimes when the police caught him in the northern city of Amiens, The hacker reported that he dint do it for the purpose of stealing money but rather a love of computers and an ambition to be a software developer.

Source: BBC