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California Hacker who Defaced Government Online Sites to be Prosecuted


On May 10, the feds cracked upon one California man thought to have infiltrated PCs as well as tampered with them worldwide. Two of the places he attacked were the office of West Point city comptroller and one anti-terror center there.


The man named Billy Ribeiro Anderson going by the handles "AlfabetoVirtual" and "Anderson Albuquerque" on the Internet was arrested from his Torrance residence with the order of appearing inside Los Angeles federal court same day.


Prosecutors said during 2015-March 2018, Anderson using his pseudonym AlfabetoVirtual, acquired illegitimate admission into PCs while tampered with publicly available material via putting there words -"#freegaza," "#freepalestine," "Hacked by AlfabetoVirtual," alternatively certain mixture of the 3. It's a common practice of hackers to owe up to their cyber-crimes through inclusion of their online handles into the defacements they create. Nytimes.com posted this, May 10, 2018.


Two years back during October, Anderson hacked the online site of West Point situated Combating Terrorism Center. While the complaint didn't give particulars of the PC embezzlement at the Military Academy, it said the expenses on recovery were $7,000.


Within one statement that Department-of-Justice issued, US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for New York's Southern District said Anderson apparently employed expert computer skills as well as knowledge about how vital U.S government as well as military websites could be hacked, together with 11,000-and-more other sites globally.


According to prosecutors, Anderson, 41, employed his computer dexterity for adding/changing contents of numerous United States business, government and military sites worldwide. Anderson apparently had no lawyer on his behalf.


In one interview dated May 10, ex-U.S Secret Service special agent Levi Gundert in the Electronic Crimes Task Force of Los Angeles described such website tampering as perhaps the commonest form of hacking. Moreover, people hunting for vulnerabilities within web-servers could discover a lot different methods. There were innumerable people doing so regularly, Gundert added.


With 3 instances of PC-fraud charged against Anderson, he could get jail for up to 10-yrs for each count, and with 1 instance of PC-fraud to have illegal admission into an America government PC, he could get jail for up to 1-yr.

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