Keeping Abreast Of Crime: Hacker Traced By FBI From Picture of Girlfriend

This corpus delicti was the key piece of evidence in the arrest by the FBI of alleged super hacker Higinio O. Ochoa. I am not sure why this piece of evidence caught the eye of FBI agents, but they used its posting on Twitter account of @MissAnonFatale to find Ochoa’s girlfriend and then Ochoa.


The alleged Galveston hacker is accused of being part of the group “CabinCr3w,” an affiliate of the hacktivist organization Anonymous. Ochoa, 30, is a Linux administrator in his day job.

Ochoa allegedly used the Twitter handle @Anonw0rmer and his personal information included a picture of a young women in a low-cut shirt that read, “PwNd by w0rmer & CabinCr3w.” The FBI agents worked tirelessly to find this woman and traced her to an iPhone near Melbourne, Australia. That led to Ochoa’s Facebook page.
They allege that Ochoa not only violated a police officer’s privacy but hacked in the County of Houston’s website to create fake events and post images of Anonymous and CabinCr3w as well as other mischief. He also allegedly leaked personal information on Goldman Sachs executives last September.

Source:CBS

19 thoughts on “Keeping Abreast Of Crime: Hacker Traced By FBI From Picture of Girlfriend”

  1. junctionshamus is on a roll … his/her cups runneth over

  2. Otteray Scribe 1, April 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The jokes on this story write themselves, but I promise to behave and not say anything about the mountians of evidence left at the crime scene.
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    Don’t forget the valleys.

    She was from the Cleaver family according to the Beaver.

  3. OS,

    Sometimes it’s hard not to see the evidence when it rests like this…. That agent was looking in the right places and knew that if he opened up the snap shot, he could find all the little details embedded in a picture taken with any cellphone…. They kept abreast of the current technology……..

    FYI, Galveston is I believe Galveston County….. Houston is Harris County…. And the city he County of Houston that he is accused of hacking is located near Huntsville, Texas…… It is not surprising that this case was cracked down under….. It’s almost like going around the world…..

  4. The jokes on this story write themselves, but I promise to behave and not say anything about the mountians of evidence left at the crime scene.

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