Hacker Reportedly Kidnaps and Tortures Informant, Posts Picture as a Warning to Others
Kevin Poulsen writes on Threat Level:
A Turkish computer hacker who was helping that country's media and national police investigate computer crimes was kidnapped and tortured by a notorious ATM hacker, according to a report from the Turkish press.More here.
The victim, known online as "Kier," had been leaking information to Turkish reporters about an underground figure called Cha0, when he briefly disappeared. He resurfaced in May, and described being abducted and beaten by Cha0 and his henchmen.