A Bulgarian hacker who once stolen hundreds of kilos from Bill Gates has been arrested in Zamboanga.
Bulgarian Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, aged 33, was beforehand arrested in April 2015 in Quezon City. How he escaped imprisonment or deportation is unknown.
The self-styled “king of the hackers” is an element of a bunch that calls itself the “Super Hacker Bulgarian Group”.
He first gained notoriety for the cyber assaults on financial institution accounts, together with the Microsoft founder’s, in 2011, which led to him being jailed in Paraguay. It is believed he in some way managed to flee jail earlier than making his solution to the Philippines.
His most up-to-date arrest got here as he tried to board a ferry to to Tawi-Tawi Island, the place he mentioned he “just wanted to see the monkeys and the sunset”.
Kavrakov has now been charged with drug possession, digital fraud and falsification of paperwork.
Authorities seized a card-swiping machine and quite a few money playing cards. They additionally reported discovering a sachet of suspected shabu, which Kavrakov claims was planted on him.
Kavrakov, who additionally has a standing warrant of arrest for a drug-related case in the Bahamas, has been denied bail.
The authorities had been alerted to Kavrakov after he tried to board a ferry to Tawi-Tawi with out correct paperwork.
The Bulgarian was reported to have come from Manila and made the rounds of Mindanao cities together with Davao, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, and Pagadian earlier than arriving in Zamboanga on Monday, July 31.
When interviewed, he claimed that he wished to see monkeys and the sundown in Tawi-Tawi.
Kavrakov isn’t the first Eastern European hacker to re-emerge after being arrested in the Philippines.
Just two weeks in the past, on July 24, three males had been arrested for allegedly hacking ATMs in San Fernando Pampanga.
Among them was Romanian Petro Ioan Uveges, aged 44, who had beforehand arrested for hacking in Mandaue City in November 2015. Again, it’s not recognized how he escaped deportation or jail.
At the time of his arrest final month he was carrying a Hungarian passport in the identify of Balazs Varga. Uveges is reportedly married to a Filipino girl in Cebu City and has two kids.