Bulgarian hacker nabbed at Zambo port Print
Friday, 04 August 2017 16:07



A Bulgarian national, suspected of hacking numerous bank accounts, was arrested by Coast Guard personnel after trying to board a vessel bound for Tawi Tawi last Wednesday.

The suspect was identified as Konstantine Simeon Kavrakov.  Kavrakov was also identified as the suspect who hacked the bank account of billionaire Bill Gates.

Dozens of cards, including Philippine identification cards, were recovered from Kavrakov after he was taken into custody by the Zamboanga Coast Guard.

Among the cards recovered from the suspect are a Comelec Voter’s ID card, a Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) card and a Philippine Driver’s License, all in the name of Kavrakov.

Also recovered were 36 new pieces of SM Advantage cards.

Authorities were also able to recover a cellphone, laptop, card swipe machine and CDs.

A sachet of suspected shabu was also recovered from the suspect.  Kavrakov however denies having the suspected drug in possession and was demanding a drug test.

Coast Guard Zamboanga Station Commander Lt. Alvin Dagalea said that Kavrakov was arrested while trying to board a vessel bound for Tawi Tawi yesterday.

Coast guard personnel were alerted after receiving reports that a certain foreign national lacked travel documents upon boarding the vessel.

The Bulgarian national was reported to have come from Manila and made the rounds of Mindanao cities including Davao, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos and Pagadian before arriving in Zamboanga last July 31.

The Bulgarian was reportedly arrested for smoking in the city of Davao, a city known to implement stringent anti-smoking laws.

During interviews with authorities, he claimed that he wanted to see monkeys and the sunset in Tawi Tawi based on the recommendation of an unidentified woman that he met in Zamboanga city.  (Liza Jocson, with reports from Ely Dumaboc)