Teen hacker freed on bail

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An 18-year-old Greek al­leged to have hacked into the web­sites of Interpol and the FBI was re­leased on con­di­tional bail yes­ter­day af­ter de­fend­ing him­self on charges of fraud and the pos­ses­sion of weapons and ex­plo­sives.

The youth was freed af­ter post­ing bail of 5,000 eu­ros and on the con­di­tion that he does not leave the coun­try and re­ports reg­u­larly to po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to court sources, the teenager claimed that he used the 130 credit cards found at his home in the sub­urb of Aghios Dim­itrios, south­ern Athens, where he lives with his mother, in his job as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for com­pa­nies whose busi­ness is done on the In­ter­net. As for two air guns found in the house, he said he had used them for fir­ing prac­tice. A gas mask was used for writ­ing graf­fiti, he said.

Authorities ap­par­ently lack enough ev­i­dence to charge him with hack­ing into gov­ern­ment web­sites as no cor­re­spond­ing charges were lodged.

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