Student Hacker Faces 10 Years in Prison For Spyware That Hit 16,000 Computers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports:
A 21-year-old from Virginia plead guilty on Friday to writing and selling custom spyware designed to monitor a victim’s keystrokes.
Zachary Shames, from Great Falls, Virginia, wrote a keylogger, malware designed to record every keystroke on a computer, and sold it to more than 3,000 people who infected more than 16,000 victims with it, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
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