Venezuelan teen accused of hacking government sites

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A Venezuelan teenager has been detained for posting unauthorised photos of President Hugo Chavez and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on government websites.

The boy thought hacking the government sites would win him a job with a private telecommunications firm, according to the Associated Press and other wire services.

The 17-year-old hacked into 23 state-sponsored sites, including those of the vice president's office, the National Guard, the state investigative services and the immigration office.

A resident of the Carabobo state, the teen has been accused of unlawful access to and sabotage of a protected computer system, according to an AP report.

No permanent damage was done to the sites, Oswaldo Guevara, the investigative police's head of computer-related crimes, told the AP.

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