Neymar Hacker was arrested by Brazilian police for hacking Neymar’s bank account and repeatedly stealing sums of money amounting to more than $40,000.
The 20-year hacker was arrested on Wednesday “for defrauding bank clients.” The police have not revealed the name of the player in the statement, though the officer in charge of the case said the player was Neymar and explained to Brazilian TV show Brasil Urgente how the alleged theft occurred.
When asked “What did this lad do?” Fabio Pinheiro Lopes said. “He got the password of his office colleague and stole small amounts of money from famous people with high net worth.
These people didn’t notice. He made [a transfer] of 10,000 reais [$1,912.59], then another of 10,000, then 20,000, and then 50,0000 and the total came to 200,000.”
According to Lopes the account affected was Neymar’s and his father likely controlled the funds. He explained, “When they discovered it, they called the bank. The bank reimbursed the victim and investigated who was behind it.”
When contacted Neymar’s press officer did not comment on the case.