Published on June 14th, 2019 📆 | 3762 Views ⚑0
Man accused of hacking government networks arrested in Bendigo
Police have arrested a man accused of masterminding a sophisticated hacking operation into government networks.
Dean Poot, 28, was arrested about 10am on Friday at his East Bendigo home in a joint operation between Australian Federal Police and the Victoria Police E-Crime squad, Nine News reported.
Police suspect he was involved in hacking the computers of police and the Private Automatic Branch Exchange, a telephone technology used by call centres and large organisations.
Investigators, with the help of sniffer dogs, executed warrants at three Bendigo properties and spent much of the day downloading potential evidence from devices inside Mr Poot's Goddards Lane home, Nine reported.