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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Venezuelan teen accused of hacking government sites
By Frank Washkuch on Jan 8, 2007 4:28PM
A Venezuelan teenager has been detained for posting unauthorised photos of President Hugo Chavez and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on government websites.
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