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“World’s Sexiest” hacker appears in court

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  • Published : Oct 14, 2010 - 17:57
  • Updated : Oct 14, 2010 - 17:57

 A sexy Russian student has been accused of a plot to defraud British and U.S banks of millions, British paper the Daily Mail reported.

Kristina Svechinskaya, 21, has been dubbed the world’s sexiest computer hacker after being charged with being part of a gang who conspired to steal $220 million.

  

Kristina Svechinskaya (Facebook)


Svechinskaya is one of four students at New York University who stole from hundreds of bank accounts. She is charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and the false use of passports. If convicted, she could face up to 40 years in jail.

In total, 37 people have been accused in New York over an East Europe-based plan to use an Internet virus to siphon money from the online accounts of small businesses and individuals. It is alleged they sent victims emails which contained Trojan horses, software viruses which allow the sender access to private files and passwords. The Daily Mail quoted a leading federal officer describing the case as ‘one of the largest cyber criminal cases’ they have ever dealt with.


Miss Thailand 2005 takes to the skies

Chananporn Rosjan, crowned Miss Thailand 2005, now works as a pilot for Air Asia, a low-cost carrier and airline of the year for 2009 and 2010. Besides winning her title as a beauty queen and representing Thailand in Miss Universe, Rosjan always knew she would take a very different route. Many beauty queens capitalize on their fame by going into the entertainment industry. Yet, Rosjan wanted something else for her life; she instead chose to become a pilot, the CNN website reported.

(Captured from Cnngo.com)


Rosjan, who is 28 years old, grew up in Bangkok and New York. Her nickname being Nod, she was always more into sports and athletics. She also speaks Thai, English, German and Italian. Nod told Cod Satrusayang of CNN, “There was a lot of expectation that I would be very effeminate or act a certain way because I was a beauty queen.” In 2006, Nod received her official Air Asia pilot wings. Today she flies both domestic and regional routes.

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http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/life/captain-miss-thailand-2005-158279