Friday, August 15, 2008

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.

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.

More here.


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