S01E01 La historia del hacker de Uruguay “Alberto.” Increíble, alocada, triste pero real. 3 años después. (Español)
“In 2014, Alberto Daniel Hill, an expert in cybersecurity, found a security issue in a medical provider’s website. In reporting the issue, it led him to become the first person imprisoned in Uruguay for a computer-related crime—a crime he did not commit, and one that probably never even happened.
Alberto, a hacker, was the perfect target for a judicial system that does not understand cybersecurity or cybercrimes. Through police misconduct and incompetence, his life was thrown into upheaval, and he is still recovering from a system where there are no guarantees of a fair trial.
Rife with injustice and anguish, Alberto’s story does not have a fairy tale ending. It is a lesson for Uruguay and the world to implement fair processes for prosecuting cybercrimes. Alberto’s tale will stand as a stark reminder of the dangers of a judiciary system that has not caught up to the technology of the 21st century. “
Stephanie Holland, Editor of the book “OPERACION BITCOINS: Login To HELL”
In Feb 2017, a medical provider in Uruguay got hacked. The attacker stole a bunch of patient records and then used that to conduct extortion on the provider. They said they’d release the records of everyone with HIV unless they get $60,000 worth of bitcoin.
The medical provider worked with the police to catch and arrest Alberto Hill, a 41 year old Uruguayan. Alberto had a ton of hacker paraphernalia and electronic devices at his house.
We’re talking dozens of credit cards, a bunch of hardware bitcoin wallets, thumb drives galore with hacking tools and viruses on them, a credit card writer with a bunch of blank cards, numerous hard drives, computers, routers, printers, and an anonymous mask.
Alberto Hill admitted to hacking into the medical provider, admitted to owning all this equipment, and even admitted to the police he sent the email. But he claims he’s innocent. Listen to his story and you be the judge on whether he’s guilty or not.
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