A 19-year-old Argentine has been arrested on charges of hacking into online gambling pages and international money transfer sites, authorities said Friday.
A man plays poker on an internet gaming site from his home in the US on October 2, 2006.
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.