ComodoHacker, the DigiNotar hacker, has revealed himself to be a 21-year-old Iranian patriot fighting a personal cyber-war on the West to expose anti-government activists in his country.
In an email interview with the New York Times, the hacker said he was a software engineering student in Tehran. He reveres Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and wants to expose national dissidents. The hacker is quite vociferous and has posted many of his views on the Pastebin postings site.
“My country should have control over Google, Skype, Yahoo, etc.,” he told the newspaper in an email. “I’m breaking all encryption algorithms and giving power to my country to control all of them.”