Hacker exposed by photo of GF's boobs
A hacker who published the personal details of hundreds of police officers was unmasked — by a picture of his girlfriend’s BOOBS.
The FBI swooped on Higinio O Ochoa III after he posted the snap, which included a gloating message to his online victims.
He took the picture on his iPhone and posted it on Twitter — without realising it contained GPS data pointing directly to his house.
Photos taken on smartphones and some digital cameras automatically attach location co-ordinates to picture files.
The snap posted by 30-year-old Ochoa shows a girl in a bikini top from the neck down, with a printed message pinned to her skirt reading: “PwNd by w0rmer & CabinCr3w”.
“Pwnd” is internet slang for “owned” — meaning beaten or humiliated.
Researching the username “w0rmer”, investigators also found a reference online which included Ochoa’s full name.
Using this information, investigators quickly established which door they should be knocking on — on a housing estate in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
After staking out his home for several days, authorities stormed the house on March 20 and arrested him.
He was taken to an FBI office in Houston, Texas, US, where he paid a $50,000 bail
Ochoa, originally from Texas, had hacked into the websites of American law enforcement agencies and published personal information of police officers, including their home addresses and mobile phone numbers.
He is allegedly a member of CabinCr3w, an offshoot of the Anonymous hacking collective, which was also responsible for leaking confidential information from Goldman Sachs executives in September 2011.
It comes a month after former Anonymous leader Sabu was revealed as an FBI informant.