Blackshades malware hacker gets 5 years in prison

Ross Toback and Josh Saul report:

The mastermind behind the malicious software “Blackshades” that infected a half-million computers worldwide was sentenced to almost 5 years in prison Tuesday as the federal judge bashed him for “spreading misery to the lives of thousands.”

Alexander Yucel, 25, was arrested in Moldova in 2013 and he pleaded guilty to computer hacking in February.

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