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Lotto scam suspect caught

A COMPUTER programmer allegedly tried to snatch a 33.05-million-yuan (US$4.84 million) lottery prize by hacking into a lottery center's computer system in Guangdong Province.

Shenzhen City police grabbed the alleged hacker, surnamed Cheng, when he went to claim the prize on June 12. Shenzhen Welfare Lottery Center workers had detected anomalies in the computer system after the winning numbers were revealed on June 9. Police said Cheng used a Trojan horse program to hack into the system.


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