S01E02 – My lawyer told me I was going to prison. Then my mind was blocked, what I felt it was something there are no words to describe. I was the first hacker in Uruguay that was sent to prison for a computer-related crime.
I want you to enter into this story, and be part of it, don’t be afraid, don’t be shy, and give me your feedback, your point of view on anything that happened, your reading of the case, tell me what things you believe I did wrong, or I could have done in a different way. Tell me my mistakes, tell me the story from your shoes, I am willing to listen to you.
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.
The story is covered in 40 minutes in this great podcast:
This podcast tells small portions of the story that were not mentioned in the podcast, or were mentioned and here I give more details about each one of them. It is a very long story, that has everything…..!
OPERACIÓN BITCOINS: Login to HELL (English and Spanish Editions)
Admin Admin, Part 1: From responsible disclosure to a prison cell
Admin Admin, Part 2: The case against Alberto
Admin Admin, Part 3: The aftermath of Operation Bitcoins
OPERACIÓN BITCOINS: DEL INFIERNO A LA RESURRECCIÓN (Spanish)
MY TALK DURING THE CHAOS RC3 CONFERENCE (DECEMBER 2020)
DIGITAL FORENSICS MAGAZINE ISSUE 38
DIGITAL FORENSICS MAGAZINE ISSUE 39
35C3 ALBERTO’S STORY OF HACKING, LOVE, NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE AND PRISON
YOUTUBE VIDEOS ABOUT THE CASE
LA HISTORIA DEL PRIMER HACKER PROCESADO CON PRISIÓN EN URUGUAY (Spanish)
ALL THE AUDIO FILES WITH THE INTERVIEWS FOR THE RADIO CAN BE FOUND HERE:
ALBERTO DANIEL HILL
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