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.