Blind phone Hacker found guilty of stealing talk-time from phones
A blind executive of Lusaka was convicted by the court for hacking into the cell phones of over 7 politicians, and then stealing 18,000K worth of talk time.
Jairos Tembo, 25, who was a candidate in 2011 elections, was convicted of hacking cell phones.
The judge didn’t pass sentence and reserved it until April 9 since Tembo had committed offences in the past as well. The judge had to consider his earlier convictions as well in order to announce a judgment.
In her ruling, Ms Chuulu said that Tembo get access to the cell phones of many people and siphoned talk-time. As a result, they lost money and lodged complaints.
It came out that the blind person had registered a fake SIM card in the name of a dealer of Mumbwa called James Sakala. He used that SIM card in order to steal talk-time from the cell phones of the target people.
Ms Chuulu stated that investigations revealed that the hacker was the owner of the number that received talk-time stolen from the phones of various owners.
In 2011, Tembo hired a vehicle in order to use in his election campaigns and he used the same SIM card for hacking into the phones.