Australian man given two-year jail sentence for $69K phishing scams

Eileen Yu reports:

An Australian man has been sentenced to jail for more than two years over an SMS phishing scam, during which he stole AU$100,000 ($69,751) and targeted 450 victims.

The Sydney Local Court found the man guilty of various cybercrime offences, including obtaining and supplying data with intent to commit a computer offence. He was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment, said the Australian Federal Police (AFP), which gathered evidence from website registrations suspected of being used to facilitate the phishing scams.

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