A 19-year-old Argentine has been arrested on charges of hacking into online gambling pages and international money transfer sites, authorities said Friday.


The Buenos Aires man is said to have been making $50,000 a month as leader of a hacking gang that included seven other people, who remain under investigation, the security ministry said.

It called the detainee a 'super hacker.'

He is the son of a computer systems engineer and worked from home in a "technological cave" with several high power computers and lots of other high-tech equipment, the ministry said in a statement.

The arrest in so-called "Operation Zombie" stems from a probe that began in 2012.

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