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Hacker arrested for illegal ticket sales

非法售票 台鐵駭客被捕

Hacker arrested for illegal ticket sales

A civil servant was arrested yesterday after he was found to have used a self-designed computer program to assist people buying train tickets on the Internet for the coming Chinese New Year holiday.

昨日,一名員工被發現利用自己設計的電腦程式協助人們從網上訂購農曆新年假期火車票。

The 31-year-old suspect, identified by his last name as Lin, denied that he had profiteered from helping other people buy train tickets. Lin, however, did admit that he collected an undisclosed amount for providing this service, but said that the money was used to maintain his Web site “As U Wish.”

這名三十一歲的林姓嫌犯,否認幫助別人買火車票以從中牟利,然而,他承認收取金錢以提供此項服務,但這些錢是維持網站的所需經費。此網站名為「如你所願」。

Black-market prices have doubled since tickets for the holiday period were bought up in only a few hours after the Taiwan Railway Administration began selling tickets a few weeks ago.

幾個禮拜前,台鐵開放網路訂購假期火車票的幾小時之後,黃牛票價已經變成兩倍。

With the help of the TRA and Chunghwa Telecom Co., agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation found Lin at his residence in Taipei City and asked him to come in for questioning at the BCI.

經由台鐵、中華電信公司與刑事局(BCI)人員的協助,在台北發現林姓嫌犯的住所,並將他帶至刑事局偵詢。

A BCI spokesman said Lin was not the first one who has been arrested for taking advantage of the TRA's automatic reservation system for personal gain. Three other computer programers were arrested and indicted on similar charges last year.

一名BCI發言人表示,林姓嫌犯不是第一位從台鐵訂票系統謀取個人利益而被逮捕的人,去年有三名電腦程式設計師被捕,罪名與林姓主嫌相似。

The TRA set up a new reservation system several years ago to allow passengers to make reservations through the Internet, so they did not have to line up before ticket booths for a few days as they had to do in the past in order to buy tickets.

台鐵於幾年前架設新的訂票系統,讓乘客能夠從網上訂票,不用像過去一樣大排長龍買票。

Still, train tickets for long holidays are still difficult to get hold of because scalpers often buy up tickets and then sell them for much higher prices.

然而,假期的火車票還是很難訂到,因為黃牛票販售者通常將票全數買進,再將之以更高價錢售出。


Updated : 2021-04-20 13:16 GMT+08:00