18 months for member of m00p gang

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Nov 23, 2010

Hacker receives prison sentence.

A Scottish man who pleaded guilty last month to 'causing unauthorized modification to the content of computers' as part of his involvement in the m00p hacking group has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Today's sentencing was the culmination of a joint operation between the UK's Metropolitan Police and Finnish authorities who were investigating the group which infected tens of thousands of machines worldwide by sending malware attached to spam messages. Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Anderson's role was in distributing millions of spam messages.

More details about the case can be found on the F-Secure blog here.

DC Bob Burls of the Police Central e-Crime Unit, who was involved in the investigation, will be speaking about botnets and cybercrime at the VB Seminar in London this week.

The free VB Seminar takes place at the IET London, UK from 9am to 4pm on 25 November 2010. Secure your place by booking online now.

Posted on 23 November 2010 by Virus Bulletin

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