Thursday, November 20, 2008

Kidnapped Hacker Found in Turkey, Arrested

Kevin Poulsen writes on Threat Level:

A Turkish computer hacker and informant who'd been allegedly kidnapped and tortured by a notorious ATM swindler was arrested this week, according to a report from the Turkish press.

Turkish police arrested Mert Ortac on computer hacking charges on Tuesday, reports Haber 7. Ortac, known under the hacker handle Kier, is an associate of another Turkish hacker called Cha0, who allegedly abducted him earlier this year.

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