Police mulls hiring arrested hacker
The Jakarta Post
The National Police is considering hiring a teenager who was arrested last week for allegedly breaching the security system of an online ticket website and stealing tickets worth hundreds of billions of rupiah.
National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul said Friday that the force could recruit the 19-year-old once he had served his prison sentence for the alleged crime against the ticketing business.
He said the criminal case took priority in dealing with the suspect before police could start any conversation about offering him a job.
“He should undergo his sentence first before we could recruit him for law enforcement tasks. Not only him, it is also opened to any hacker,” Martinus said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Popular online ticket booking site tiket.com, which sells airplane and train tickets and facilitates hotel reservations, reportedly suffered Rp 4.1 billion (US$307,000) in losses in a hacker attack.
The arrested suspect is a junior high school graduate who reportedly spends most of his day in front of a computer screen as a professional online gamer. (idb)
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