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The Venezuelan leader of the world’s most active hackers has been arrested in Spain

This Saturday morning he was made available to the head of the Court of Instruction number 7 of Alicante, which ordered his entry into prison.



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The National Police of Alicante arrested the leader of the financial apparatus of one of the most important hacktivist groups in the world, ‘Kelvin Security’, with more than 300 high-level attacks behind them against strategic sector in more than 90 countries in the last three years.

The main objective of the group, according to the National Police, is critical infrastructure and government institutions. Besides Spain, its targets include countries such as the United States, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Chile and Japan.

They are dedicated to exploiting the vulnerabilities of strategic entities in order, once the intrusion has occurred, to obtain access credentials and obtain confidential information that they then sell, through criminal forums on the dark web, a part of the Internet that allows users to hide their identity. and location facing other people and law enforcement officials.

The arrested person, a citizen of Venezuela, is accused of the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, disclosure of secrets, computer damage and money laundering. He is considered the main person responsible for laundering the money obtained from the criminal activities of the hacktivist group and mainly operates through the exchange of cryptocurrencies.

This Saturday morning he was made available to the head of the Court of Instruction number 7 of Alicante, which ordered his entry into prison.

The investigation began two years ago, when agents discovered sophisticated cyber attacks suffered by the computer systems of the City Councils of Getafe (Madrid) and Camas (Seville). Later, the City Council of La Haba (Badajoz) and the Government of Castilla-La Mancha are.

Cyber ​​​​investigation experts noted that the computer attacks were claimed by the group ‘Kelvin Security’, through hidden cybercriminal forums accessed through the dark web where exfiltrated confidential data is sold, which is precious to people. these forums.

Agents confirmed that the group exploited vulnerabilities in web pages, software and information storage services of institutions and entities belonging to strategic sectors around the world to carry out a large-scale takeover of sensitive information from internal data, clients, workers and users.

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