Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 16, 2013 11:04 pm PST

Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.

Dubbed “the superhacker”, the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.

The arrest operation shut down the power to the entire neighbourhood to prevent the deletion of sensitive data.

Police say it took them a year to close in on the teenager.

The young man lived with his father, a computer expert, in Buenos Aires.

In the teenager’s room, officials found high-capacity computers.

SOURCE: bbc.co.uk