Hackers retaliate against Peru media

Three Peruvian newspapers have been targeted by supporters of “Cyber Alexis,” the alleged alias of César Alexis Atoche who was arrested by police on Dec. 30. A hacker called Sdm, of the Dark Mafia Group, posted messages on daily Ojo and daily Correo calling for authorities to “free Cyber Alexis.” […]

by · January 7, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Technology

Peruvian Internet cracker arrested for alleged $833,000 online swindle

Police say they have captured a notorious Peruvian hacker who allegedly turned “cracker” by siphoning some $833,000 from unsuspecting banking customers through online fraud. César Alexis Atoche Paredes, 23, alias “Cyber Alexis,” was arrested in Lima’s Carabayllo district by the Investigative Division for High Tech Crimes on Dec.30, police said. […]

by · January 2, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Technology

Fujimori’s cry “I am innocent” converted into cell phone ring tone

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s shrill protest cry in court Monday of “I am innocent!” (¡Soy inocente!) has quickly been converted into a download-able ring tone sweeping the Spanish language Internet. “Dance of the Chinaman,” Fujimori’s enigmatic campaign song from his fraud-riddled re-election campaign in 2000 serves as the background music. […]

by · December 12, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Technology

Peruvians shell out more for Internet connections

Peruvians are paying at least 40 percent more for Internet service than their neighbors in Chile, Colombia, and Argentina, according to a report. The “Cisco Barometer of Broadband in Chile, 2005-2010” report says Internet connections between 256 kilobytes and one megabyte cost US$67.52 in Peru, US$39.95 in Chile, US$34.09 in […]

by · October 19, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Technology