Hacker stole $130,000 from Paris Hilton via Cyber Attack

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A woman named Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is said to have impersonated Paris Hilton online and at one point emailed to one of the hotel heiress assistant’s to request for a fund transfer of $80,000 to her account.

And as soon as she received funds, she splashed all the currency to celebrate a party on New Year’s Eve along with few friends and family members.

According to a source reporting from TMZ, the woman also used Paris Hilton’s credit card to make reservations for a 2015 New Year party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and is said to have used $40k fund out of the $200,000 credit limit.

Federal Prosecutors say that Ms. Bkhchadzhyan was active online between 2015 and 2017 and hacked into the computers of Paris Hilton’s father Rick Hilton and Sister Nicki in order to steal passwords belonging to the Beverly Hills-based American socialite turned singer.

There is evidence that the lady used the stolen passwords to hack into the iCloud account of Ms. Hilton and downloaded the private pictures & videos of the heiress which she sold to some A-rated websites prevailing on the internet for $27,000.

A source from TMZ said that the hack took place in 3Q 2017, but was kept under wraps by the law enforcement on request of the American television personality. The arrested 31-year old lady may face a sentence of 57 months in prison followed by 3-years supervision after release. The cops are also insisting on imposing a fine of $318,535 to compensate other victims.

Note- Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, a mother of a boy child, turned into a criminal at the age of 18. She was arrested when she tried to buy an $8,210 worth purse online using another person’s credit card. She is also known to steal credit cards and driver licenses of many people and was also charged for biting a finger of a police officer who was trying to prevent her from swallowing a plastic card.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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