Sunday, April 15, 2012
Computer Hacker wanted by FBI for posting the names & home addresses of police officers gets busted by posting a photo of his girlfriend's bust
Higinio O. Ochoa III was wanted by the feds for posting the names and home addresses of scores of police officers on a website in February, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The 30-year-old Galveston programmer, who the feds say was part of a notorious Anonymous offshoot called "CabinCr3w," linked to the site from the Twitter handle @Anonw0rmer.
At the bottom of the site, there was a photo of a well-endowed woman with a sign on her lap that said, "PwNd by w0rmer & CabinCr3w <3 u B---s !"
Encrypted GPS date from the iPhone photo showed it was taken by an iPhone in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, court documents showed.
After finding references to Ochoa's name next to the "wormer" handle online, FBI sleuths got access to his Facebook page and found photos of the busty blonde he claimed was his girlfriend — who the feds are convinced is the same woman in the photo.
FBI agents stormed Ochoa's Galveston apartment on March 20 and arrested him.
He posted $50,000 bail and is due in court this week to face charges of hacking law enforcement websites.
Anonymous and another group, LulzSec — which has claimed responsibility for hacking Sony, Nintendo, the CIA, AT&T, PBS and News Corp — took a hit earlier this year when it was revealed that hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur was acting as a mole for the FBI.
Ochoa had denied cooperating with the feds in Twitter posts and blogs posts since his arrest.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/racy-photo-girlfriend-bust-leads-fbi-texas-hacker-article-1.1062000#ixzz1s8mXLup0