Well, isn’t this awkward. Looks like the Australian police have busted a phony Peruvian for hacking the tweeter of a rather famous former bus driver:
As is well known, in recent days, the Twitter account of then-candidate and now President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) were hacked on election day, April 14, by info-pirates for a few hours.
The attack was attributed to LulzSec Peru, and this was published on the President Maduro’s Twitter account, as can be seen in the image above.
According to the AFP news agency, a young man, 24 years old, was arrested yesterday in the suburb of Gosford Point Clare.
He is charged with the unauthorized modification of data to cause damage, and unauthorized access to a restricted information system.
The presumed leader of the group LulzSec has assumed responsibility on various occasions for high-level cyberattacks, among them one on the web page of the CIA.
The targets of the Anonymous-offshoot group also include the Japanese corporation Sony, the website of the British anti-organized crime association (SOCA), the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the Arizona state police, and the media group, News International.
LulzSec dissolved in July 2011 and its leaders were arrested in March of this year. Since the FBI declared the group “decapitated”, last April the group apparently reappeared as “LulzSec Reborn”.
No word yet on who the hacker is, but I’m sure the hackee is very relieved to know he’s in custody. You can mess with Sony, you can mess with the Arizona State Police, but you would be well advised not to fuck with Maduro. Not only because he’s one of the world’s good guys, but because he can fold you up and stick you in his shirt pocket.