Hamza Bendelladj is an Algerian computer hacker who gained notoriety in the early 2010s for his involvement in cybercrime activities. He was accused of hacking into multiple banks and financial institutions, and stealing millions of dollars from customers' accounts.
He was born in 1989 in Algeria and began hacking at a young age. He reportedly started his criminal activities in 2009, when he began stealing money from online bank accounts. He was known to operate under the pseudonym "Bx1," and was believed to be part of a larger hacking group known as the "UGNazi" or "Underground Nazi."
In 2013, Bendelladj was arrested in Thailand while traveling from Malaysia to Egypt. He was extradited to the United States, where he was indicted on 23 counts related to cybercrime, including conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, unauthorized access to a computer, and computer fraud. Bendelladj pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Despite his criminal activities, Bendelladj has been hailed as a hero by some in Algeria, who view him as a symbol of resistance against Western domination of the internet. However, it's important to note that hacking and cybercrime are illegal and can have serious consequences, both legally and morally. It's always better to use one's skills for positive and ethical purposes, such as helping organizations improve their cybersecurity defenses and protect against malicious attacks.