About the Author

Francisco G. Lagunas

(Toluca, Mexico, 1979).

Writer, graphic novelist, cyber war veteran.

 

 

Born in Mexico, he loves to tell stories through graphic art and new technologies.

With a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, he studied Filmmaking in Mexico City, and Script Writing for TV and Web Series by the Michigan State University. He acquired his professional studies as a writer,  by studying the Master in Creative Writing at the University of Seville.

For more than 4 years, he worked in collaboration with the Cyber Police of the Mexican Federal Government, monitoring and implementing security measures against cyberattack threats.

In 2011, he faced a massive attack performed by Anonymous, the so called #OpIndependencia.

A coalition formed by Anonymous Mexico and MexicanHackers with support from hacker groups from Latin America, Spain and the United States, attacked several websites of the Mexican government, including the governmental portal that he was in charge of it.

The cyberattack was reported in USA by Hacker News.

We are going to shake the government network and its pages“. -Anonymous México.

The defense strategy that he helped to plan, was a resounding success, defeating the attack of the Anonymous‘s hacking coalition.

We caught the attackers in a mirror house, they never knew that the pages they were attacking were not really the core of the portal.” -Francisco Gomez, webmaster.

This veteran of the war in cyberspace, declares himself as a huge fan of comics, video games and science fiction.

Currently he lives in Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, to live the dream of being a writer.

The writer is like a passionate astronomer, searching for new worlds beyond this one, impossible to reach by distance, fleetingly captive in the reflection of his telescope. So, I like to see writing, like that vast and endless night, where the stories are like little stars, waiting to be found, waiting to be written.” -Francisco Gomez, graphic novelist.