Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Athens arrest of a hacker than 18 years old who hacked Interpol

A hacker of 18 years, suspected of breaking into computer systems of Interpol and several U.S. government agencies, was arrested in Athens, announced Wednesday, June 8, a Greek police official. The young man, who uses the pseudonym "nsplitter", lives in the area of Agios Dimitrios, Athens. "He launched attacks across Tech News Buzz, his house," said Manolis Sfakianakis, head of cyber police on the antenna of the Greek television NET.

"He acted alone, although it could also work with others", said Sfakianakis. INTRUSION IN MULTI-AGENCY INTELLIGENCE According to Greek media, "nsplitter" being introduced into the systems of several U.S. intelligence agencies like the FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Pentagon.

The police also accused of having hacked credit cards. "He had 130 cards on which he could put the data he wanted. Five of them included data from people who had no idea," said police official. Police found 8,000 euros and 300 dollars (205 euros) in cash, computers, external hard drives, and a homemade bomb.

The alleged hacker faces up to five years in prison, according to Greek police.

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