Aussie hacker pleads guilty to banking Trojan scam
3,000 computers infected? Strewth
An Australian hacker has pleaded guilty to infecting 3,000 computers with an information-stealing Trojan.
Anthony Scott Harrison, 21, from the Black Forest area near Adelaide, pleaded guilty on Monday to seven computer hacking offences over the attempted cybercrime scam, UPI reports.
He used an unnamed strain of malware to swipe bank logins and credit card details.
Harrison also admitted creating a 74,000-strong bot army of compromised Windows machines capable of launching denial of service attacks.
Harrison, pictured here leaving a South Australian District Court, will be sentenced in September.. ®
were the rest of us safe?
Or would Conroy's filter have allowed this guy to hack overseas machines?
I know it's not the point but
Did he make any money?
Another lamer gets owned by plod
Went in a few chat-rooms, downloaded a few files, used a virus-scanner so thought he was quids in, ready to rock up and play the game with the chaps.
Possibly went on fool-chan and learned what a proxy was (won't necessarily help you, originating IP can still be forwarded) but yeah, I can handle that, prolly from his basement or anothers' , didn't change source IP (location) frequently enough, didn't check for Cameras in hot-spot locations. Didn't do alot of things.
Doesn't know anything about lawful intercept where traffic is copied from a source to the pigs server for analysis. By law. On request.
Doesn't know much, really.
And now probably expects to get let-off. Because it didn't really do any harm in the end. It's just kids mucking about with computers, right? Looking for Aliens, I say. The lot of them.
Presidential pardon, anyone?