Californian Hacker Given Jail Sentence for Defacing US Military, NYC Sites
A California-based hacker named Billy Ribiero Anderson was handed a 10-year prison sentence after defacing around 11,000 US military, government, and business websites.
Also known as “Anderson Albuquerque” and “AlfabetoVirtual,” the hacker pled guilty to charges of computer fraud and felony in the Southern District of New York.
The 41-year old vandalized the websites by replacing their content with his own and posting the text “Hacked by AlfabetoVirtual,” “#FREEPALESTINE” and “#FREEGAZA.” in between 2015 to 2018. Anderson also reportedly installed malware on thousands of servers around the world to create backdoors and maintain administrator access for himself.