Archive for January, 2008

Hacker arrest Update & Clarification:

Police stepped back from definitively identifying Cesar Alexis Atoche as “Cyber Alexis,” saying in a written statement released Friday to the Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times that Atoche “could be the person who ‘hacked’ into the Chilean Housing Ministry and Interior Ministry pages in 2005 and 2007.” Police spokesman […]

by · January 3, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Corrections

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

Peru military officers to be tried for human rights violations

At least 80 ex-military officers will be tried for human rights violations committed during Peru’s internal armed conflict in the 1980s and early 1990s. The head of Peru’s National Criminal Court, Judge Pablo Talavera, told Radio San Borja that oral proceedings will begin this year against the perpetrators of massacres […]

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

Action For Children: Peru children used for drug trafficking

Peru children are increasingly used by organized crime networks for drug trafficking, says a Lima-based child’s rights organization. The coordinator of Action for Children, María Pía Hermosa, told daily El Comercio that efforts by State authorities to eradicate child exploitation have largely failed. State authorities “have told me about the […]

by · January 1, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Corruption, Crime