Moroccan hacker Dr HeX arrested for phishing attacks, malware distribution

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Moroccan authorities arrested a suspect known in underground hacking circles as “Dr HeX” on accusations of orchestrating a 12-year-old cybercrime spree that included website defacements, phishing attacks, and malware distribution, Interpol announced today.

  • The arrest took place in May this year and was announced today as part of Interpol’s Operation Lyrebird.
  • In a blog post today, cyber-security firm Group-IB said its analysts were the ones to track down the hacker’s location.

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