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French hacker who defaced websites in Australia held

A 17-year-old French hacker who defaced websites in Australia, Britain, and the United States with political messages has been arrested in Paris and ordered to stay away from the internet while on parole. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons but who was known on the web under the nickname DKD, plastered home pages with messages “for example in favour of the Palestinians or against the US government”, a police chief for the northern city of Lille, Eric Voulleminot, said yesterday. The hacker was arrested on June 23 at home in a western Paris suburb, where he was living with his parents while he completed his last year of high school. He was tracked down by French police specialised in computer crime investigating the case of a police station website that had been altered. “Technical investigations and confessions from the young man have established that around 2000 websites were attacked: around 20 in France, between 20 and 30 in Britain, and the rest in Australia and the United States, including the Navy site,” Mr Voulleminot said. Full Story

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