Login To HELL: The nightmares of an infosec professional in South America
2020-12-29, 23:00–23:40 (Europe/Berlin), r3s - Monheim/Rhein

This talk is about the story of the first hacker in Uruguay that served time in prison. It's about the story told by Linus Neumann 2 years ago in the 35c3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBtynT_dhJc

"In 2014, Alberto Daniel Hill, an expert in cybersecurity, found a security issue in a medical provider’s website. In reporting the issue, it led him to become the first person imprisoned in Uruguay for a computer-related crime—a crime he didn’t commit, and one that probably never even happened.

Alberto, a hacker, was the perfect target for a judicial system that doesn’t understand cybersecurity or cybercrimes. Through police misconduct and incompetence, his life was thrown into upheaval, and he is still recovering from a system where there are no guarantees of a fair trial.

Rife with injustice and anguish, Alberto’s story doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. It is a lesson for Uruguay and the world to implement fair processes for prosecuting cybercrimes. Alberto’s tale will stand as a stark reminder of the dangers of a judiciary system that hasn’t caught up to the technology of the 21st century.“

Stephanie Holland, Editor of the book "Operacion Bitcoins: Login To Hell"

I am Alberto Daniel Hill and this is my story.


My story featured in the Darknet Diaries podcast: