exclusive.  The case of Sebastian Rault: Tarbes pirate with autism heard by the FBI in Tarbes

exclusive. The case of Sebastian Rault: Tarbes pirate with autism heard by the FBI in Tarbes

Suspected of belonging to the “ShinyHunters” group of cybercriminals such as Sébastien Raoult, a Tarbes hacker with Asperger’s autism, already known for computer hacking, has been placed in police custody and overheard by FBI agents several times at the office of Federal Investigations (FBI). Tarbes Police Station.

A young pirate overheard by the FBI in Tarbes, in the Hautes-Pyrenees? If Sebastien Raoult, accused of cybercrime by the FBI, has been extradited to the United States by Morocco where he has been imprisoned since June 1, which gave his consent to this extradition at the beginning of the week, he is not the only one. On suspicion of hacking into the computer systems of major companies, especially American ones, and stealing millions of personal data to enrich himself.

If the FBI can identify two other French people in this complex and sprawling dossier, we know that one of them is a young man from Tarbes. Gabriel B. From the Central Office for Combating Crime Associated with Information and Communication Technologies, a French police service dedicated to cybercrime.

At the same time, Sebastien Raoult, a 21-year-old student of the Vosges regiment, was arrested at the Rabat airport in Morocco after the publication of a “red notice” by Interpol, at the request of the US state judge. from Washington, who was charged with “conspiracy to commit electronic fraud and abuse,” “electronic fraud” and “aggravated identity theft.” The third suspect was also simultaneously arrested in France.

The three are suspected of belonging to a cybergang called “ShinyHunters,” a group of hackers that emerged in 2020, accused of stealing nearly 200 million personal data that was resold or posted on the dark web, at the expense of Microsoft GitHub, men’s ready-to-wear brand Bonobos. , or the Pixlr photo editing app. Among other things … According to an analysis by the American company Intel471, which specializes in intelligence and combating cyber attacks, this prolific spurge could also have spread around the world, due to damage estimated at several tens of millions of dollars.

Involved pirate Tarabay, autistic Asperger’s?

According to our information, the home of Gabriel B. in Tarbes was searched on 31 May, and his computers were confiscated as part of the investigation. In addition, FBI agents have heard the young hacker several times since the end of May, always at the headquarters of the Tarbes police station. If US agents try to find out if Gabriel B is indeed a member of the “ShinyHunters,” the Tarbais family will also be questioned in other cases of data breaches.

Because the young man, who has a certain fame on the Web, is far from being a complete stranger. In July 2020, Gabriel B. Tarbes police station for an €8 million cyber breach, perpetrated in 2019 at the expense of cryptocurrency sales platform GateHub. A gamble made in collusion with Nassim K. And another owner, as part of a “collaboration” called “GnosticPlayers”.

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A few years ago, at the age of 15, he managed to hack a NASA website. Those will come from a Korean airline and the Ministry of Justice. In 2018, Gabriel B. Nassim K. By “hacking” the video platforms of YouTube and Vevo. Several music videos are disappearing, including the most watched tube at the moment: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi.

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But for all his “works”, Gabriel B. And for good reason… Tarabay, who suffers from Asperger’s autism, has been identified as unreachable for criminal punishment. Only, if his undeniable skills are recognized in the closed world of computer hacking, will he use them wisely?

In a rare interview with “Dataprecious.net”, he said that he was “addicted to hacking” and could not stay away from it for long. In a recent interview with a website that specializes in piracy issues, he nevertheless confirmed that he is not a member of ShinyHunters.

If Gabriel B is released after the various interrogations conducted by the FBI in Tarbes since May, the investigation is ongoing and, according to our information, he can be heard again in this case by US agents, as well as by investigators in charge of other cases of personal data breach committed against companies in various countries in the coming months.

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