Nanocore Coder Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting Hackers

Kevin Poulsen reports:

A self-taught Arkansas programmer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of aiding and abetting computer intrusion for intentionally selling a remote access tool to malicious hackers.

Taylor Huddleston, 26, is the author of a program called Nanocore that’s been linked to intrusions in at least 10 countries, including an attack on Middle Eastern energy firms in 2015 and a massive phishing campaign last August in which the perpetrators posed as major oil and gas company.

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