UK: York computer hacker, Edward Pearson, jailed for identity fraud

From York Press, an update to a case mentioned previously on this blog:

A York computer hacker has been jailed for an ID fraud which affected thousands of people and could have netted him £834,000.

Southwark Crown Court was told how Edward Pearson, 23, used internet viruses to gain more than eight million personal details that could be used for credit card fraud and identity theft including details of paypal accounts, 2,701 bank cards and enough dates of birth, postcodes and names to fill 67,500 double-sided A4 pages. Police experts calculated he could have made £834,000 by using the information fraudulently, but he only made £2,351.

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