Florida man convinces Western Union clerk to insert a thumb drive, steals $32K, does it again, gets caught

Vasile Savu is accused of walking into a Western Union in Hollywood, Florida and asking the clerk to print out his flight itinerary, a pretense he used to get the clerk to insert a thumb-drive loaded with malicious software into his computers, which allegedly allowed Savu to steal $32k from the business.

Savu then went into another Western Union, in nearby Opa-locka, and allegedly tried to do it again. The clerk recognized him and called the cops. Savu is now under house arrest pending trial.

Florida man hacks into Western Union computers and steals $32K [NBC2]

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