Dutch Hacker Goes to Jail for Stealing Data, Deploying Ransomware, and So Much More

A court in the Netherlands has sentenced Pepijn Van der Stap to prison after being found guilty of extortion, hacking, theft and money laundering. Van der Stap rose to fame after Dutch authorities arrested him in 2023. What makes his case different is that he was also a cybersecurity professional, meaning he sometimes acted as a whitehat hacker. In the space of three years, from 2021 to 2023, Van der Stap and other people compromised multiple companies' networks, stole information, locked comp
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