Austrian hacker arrested

Teen’s Arrest Underscores Need for More Secure Web Development

A 15-year-old who claimed he was bored when he turned to hacking was arrested for breaking into almost 260 companies during the first three months of this year, according to a ZDNet article published earlier today.Austria’s Federal Criminal Police Office said the teenager, who used the hacker handle ACK!3STX, used tools available on the Internet to scan for vulnerable Web sites and publish stolen data. He then bragged about his exploits on Twitter. Victims included sports companies and adult entertainment sites, among many others.

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