First Name Rui
Other Name
Last Name Cruz
Alias Judicial
DOB Unknown
Age 45
Gender male
Location PG
Information Cruz’s news website criticized the flaws in the computer systems of state agencies that had been exposed by the hackers. Although his articles may have drawn attention to the hackers, their journalistic aim was to share information in the public interest. Since his arrest, Cruz has lost his second job with Portugal Telecom. His website, which covered other subjects as well as hacking, will inevitably become defunct as he is banned from going online.
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime Unknown
Occupation IT
Crime(s) Blogging Hosted Services
Sector(s) Private equity
Charge(s) Computer Sabotage Accessing computer systems illegally Posting content illegal
Authorities Portugese Police
Authorities Statement view
Lawyers Paul Greene SC
Prosecutors John Horn
Judges William H. Walls
Seized Yes
Seizure Date 2015-02-26
Seizure Info computer equipment
Custody Yes
Custody Start 2015-02-26
Custody End 2015-02-27
Custody Location


Bailed Yes
Bailed Date 2015-02-27
Bail Information
Bail Conditions must report every two weeks, stay offline and not purchase any computer devices.
Bail Costs
Bail Refused No
Bail Refused Date
Bail Refused Why
Bail Skipped No
Free Release No
Free Release Date