Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy
PUBLISHED: 07:46 EST, 13 April 2012 | UPDATED: 11:01 EST, 13 April 2012
This is the picture that led the FBI to a catch prolific hacker allegedly responsible for releasing the personal information of scores of police officers throughout the United States.
Higinio O. Ochoa III has been charged with illegally hacking into at least four U.S. law enforcement websites – feats he allegedly boasted about across social networking sites.
And it was this image – snapped in Australia – of his scantily-clad girlfriend holding a message taunting U.S. authorities that caught the 30-year-old computer programmer from Galveston, Texas.
The picture shows a woman from the neck down with a sign attached to her stomach, reading: ‘PwNd by w0rmer & CabinCr3w <3 u B****’s!’
The FBI said it confirmed the identity of Ochoa, who calls himself ‘w0rmer’ online and is a member of ‘CabinCr3w’, an offshoot of hacking group Anonymous.