Scottish hacker jailed for 18 months after widespread malware attack...!!

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A 33-year-old father of five has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, after spreading malware around the world via millions of spammed out emails.
Matthew Anderson, from Drummuir, Aberdeenshire, was a member of the m00p virus-writing gang spreading malware in 2005 and 2006 including the Stinx Trojan horse, which was spammed out widely across the globe.

The Stinx Trojan horse contained a reference to the m00p gang inside its code.
All of these were designed to tempt users into clicking on the malicious attachments. Victims of the m00p gang were not limited to home users - hospitals and universities were also struck by the malware attacks.
Once infected by malware from the m00p gang, infected computers could be accessed by remote hackers to steal personal information such as CVs, private photographs, wills, sensitive medical reports and password lists. Victims could even be spied upon via webcams once a backdoor had been opened on the affected computers - webcam images described as "potentially compromising" were found on Anderson's hard drive.


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