Jailed Colombian hacker aiming at Islamic terrorists

World Today

Colombian hacker Andres Sepulveda claims he rigged elections across Latin America for more than a decade. In a sit-down prison interview with CCTV America’s Michelle Begue, Sepulveda says who his next target will be-from behind bars.

Andrés Sepúlveda is serving a 10-year sentence in a Colombian prison after pleading guilty to espionage and hacking.

This 31-year-old Hacker was caught during Colombia’s 2014 presidential elections-allegedly working with the candidate challenging incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos. The authorities accused Sepulveda of spying on Colombia’s ongoing peace talks. He says he wanted to use the information obtained to discredit Santos.

But recently, Sepulveda claimed to have rigged nine Latin American elections in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2012 and 2013 he said he worked against then President Hugo Chavez. In 2012, he said he worked for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s campaign.

But Sepulveda said he is ready to put this part of his past behind him.

He has found a new and even bigger target. In the last 20 months, Sepúuveda says he has been working on software that he claims can help the United States fight Islamic State.

He calls it the Social Media Predator. He said he can no longer work on it, because the government stripped him of computer privileges after the interview was published.

He wants to give the software to the U.S. government or any NGO. He claims it can also help fight child pornography by identifying potential predators.

Sepulveda says he doesn’t like people to describe him as rehabilitated, he’s just taking aim at a new target-Islamic terrorists.