Creator of Mariposa Botnet sentenced to 58 months in jail

SAPA reports:

A Slovenian court on Monday sentenced to 58 months in jail Matjaz Skorjanc, the creator of the “Mariposa Botnet”, a vast network of virus-infected computers used by criminal hackers.

Skorjanc was found guilty of “creating a malicious computer programme for hacking information systems, assisting in wrongdoings and money laundering”, the Maribor regional court said.

It also ordered him to pay 3 000 euros (about R45 000) along with the expropriation of an apartment and a car that Skorjanc had bought with the money he earned by selling the computer virus to a Spanish crime group.

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