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Teen held over cyber attacks targeting US government

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    ATHENS, Greece — An 18-year-old has been arrested and accused of hacking into websites of the U.S. government and the international crime fighting agency Interpol, Greek police said Wednesday.

    The two-year manhunt ended with the help of authorities in France and the United States, officials said. The investigation will examine whether the suspect had links to militants.

    In a raid on the suspect's house in greater Athens on Monday, police seized computers, flares, shotgun cartridges, a homemade incendiary device, 130 fake credit cards, and €7,850 ($11,500) and $300 (€205) in cash hidden in a hollowed-out book, police said in a statement.

    The suspect, who was not further identified, was arrested there on charges of computer fraud, forgery, illegal violation of privacy, and illegal weapons possession.

    According to ekathimerini.com, the suspect was known online as "Splitter."

    The website reported that the suspect had a tattoo on his back reading: "Capitalism is opportunity and opportunity is freedom."

  2. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I hope they throw the book at him.
  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I hope they learn from their mistakes and secure their websites better.
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  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Oh really.
    I hope this person did something more than DDOS attacks on .gov sites ... at least something to warrant the money it took to get him arrested.

    What I did like was the comment engine of the site/article.
  5. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    130 fake credit cards

    That is worth a bit of punishment.
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Ok. that's definitely criminal activity.

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