Hunting the Hacker of Gatineau
The Fifth Estate examines the case of a Canadian government worker who was caught working with Netwalker, a criminal ransomware group that extorted victims around the world for millions in bitcoin
Watch the investigation Thursday at 9 p.m. on CBC-TV and CBC Gem
By day he worked for the Canadian government as an IT specialist.
By night, he worked as a hacker extorting companies and others around the world as a part of a criminal ransomware gang, amassing millions of dollars in bitcoin by threatening to expose the private digital information of victims who didn't pay up.
The Fifth Estate reveals how he did it, the digital trail of destruction he left and how he got caught.
Watch the episode Thursday Jan. 26 on CBC-TV at 9 p.m. or stream it on CBC Gem.