Spanish ‘Robin Hood’ hacker arrested for stealing sensitive taxpayer data. Expertise in money laundering & cyber assets led to his downfall. #Cybersecurity #HackerArrest #Spain
Jose Luis Huertas, also known as Alcasec and Mango, has been arrested in Madrid, Spain for allegedly stealing sensitive data of over 575,000 taxpayers from the national revenue service. The 19-year-old hacker is known as the “Robin Hood of Spanish Hackers” for his reputation of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He is considered one of the country’s most notorious hackers with expertise in money laundering and cyber assets. Spanish law enforcement authorities apprehended Huertas after tracking the cryptocurrency wallets he used to make payments for servers storing the stolen data, discovering more than $543,000 worth of crypto in the wallet he allegedly controlled. Huertas remains in custody as the judge has deemed him a flight risk.