Hacker Gets Arrested After Talking About Breaking Into French Army Network

Posted Apr 14, 2011

A French hacker by the name of “Carl” was arrested after bragging about breaking into the French Army and Thales network on national TV. The hacker appeared on the French TV show Complément d’enquête (Further Investigation). On the show, he demonstrated how he broke into the government networks.

Carl was arrested in Paris six days after the interview on April 7th. Police recovered credit card and bank account information from Carl’s computer as part of the investigation. Carl admitted being a member of the hacker group called Anonymous. Complément d’enquête said that they did not cooperate with authorities when Carl was arrested and they did not know it happened until the AFP covered the arrest.

[The Register UK]