AU: Accused bank computer hacker faces court

Larine Statham reports:

Police will spend the next four months building a case against an alleged computer hacker who planned to attack 74,000 computers worldwide from Adelaide.

The accused, Anthony Scott Harrison, 20, faced the Adelaide Magistrates Court for the first time on Friday.

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Police allege Harrison compromised more than 3,000 computers throughout the world by infecting them with software designed to capture banking credentials and credit card information.

In a statement released by police on the day of Harrison’s arrest, police said Harrison had developed capabilities to launch attacks on up to 74,000 computers worldwide.

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