South Korea based a teenage hacker has been arrested for defacing nearly 4,000 websites. All websites were hosted across 87 separate countries, he did it for a bid to prove his hacking skills to the Anonymous collective.
According to Koreatimes
The student, 16, whose identity was withheld, was charged with hacking a total of 3,847 websites between April 2015 and April this year, police said Tuesday. He is believed to follow international “hacktivist” group Anonymous.
Teenage hacker has now been charged by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for hacking into a total of 3,847 websites between April 2015 to April 2016.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency the student said
He learnt hacking from programs accessed via Google. He told police he participated in a hacking operation that Anonymous launched to support Hong Kong’s democratic movement in 2014.
Among the 3,847 websites, 141 were Korean, mainly of small and medium enterprises. Police said the student did not damage the sites’ private data but displayed a message that read “Website got hacked” on the home pages. The suspect then posted a list of the websites on his social media accounts.
The student’s family had no idea of their son’s activities. “My son’s academic grade was not bad and he got along well with other students,” his parents told police.
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