Blogger claims to uncover identity of 'Saudi' hacker

January 6, 2012 21:52


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Amir Fedida, an Israeli blogger, claimed Friday to have cracked the identity of the "Saudi hacker," Channel 10 News reported Friday evening. The hacker released this week the information of thousands of Israeli credit cards, causing a media storm.

According to Fedida, contrary to wide-spread belief that the hacker is Saudi, his research actually reveals that the hacker is Omar Habib, a youth of UAE origin, who lives in Mexico.

According to the report, Fedida claimed in his blog that Habib made many mistakes,  allowing him to trace him -  the biggest mistake being that he communicated with Israeli media by email, congratulating himself on his "achievements." Fedida also found from his investigation that the hacker is a pro-Palestinian whose interests include hacking.

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