The Spanish National Police, in collaboration with the National Cryptological Center, finally managed to arrest José Luis Huertas, a 19-year-old boy better known as Alcasecwho, despite his age, became one of the most wanted cybercriminals in the country by putting the Spanish judiciary in check after infiltrating various databases and obtaining classified and personal information from citizens.
Alcasec began his work as a hacker in 2019, the year in which he managed to leave Burger King shipments for free by the hour or send driver’s licenses from the General Directorate of Traffic. Over time, their work began to become more and more elaborate, to the point of violating the total security of national sites, such as the Telecinco channel, the database of the General Council of the Judiciary, a site where secret judicial proceedings are stored, municipal sites, and the most important, which were the web pages of the Tax Agency and the National Police, of which kidnapped half a million taxpayer data and personal data of more than 50,000 Spanish police officers.
This background positioned him as a threat to national security, but it was not enough for Alcasec, who in Club 113 interviews affirms that he managed to create a database with the personal information of at least 90% of the citizens of Spainand that he planned to create a search engine called Udyat, with whom he intended to negotiate with mafias in exchange for millions of dollars. Luckily for the Spanish population, this was not achieved, since the National Police managed to arrest him after Alcasec hacked into the Granada City Council to change the destination of two payrolls, which allowed an investigation to be opened and finally, to find the culprit. .
Alcasec in the Club 113 program
Despite being only 19 years old, Alcasec will be made available to the National Court for impersonation crimes related to each hack, as well as smishing or scam with mass emails posing as banks. This is not the first time that he has been arrested for cybersecurity crimes, but the fifth, which will be an aggravating factor in the final verdict.
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