(Update) Hacker who planned to attack 74,000 computers worldwide gets suspended sentence

An Adelaide computer hacker who offered software that could capture people’s bank details for sale on an “internet criminal bazaar” has received a suspended jail term.

Anthony Scott Harrison, 21, used the internet to teach himself the necessary hacking and programming skills to attack 2370 computers world wide in 2009.

He also modified and sold software to allow others to infect computers after becoming obsessed with the world of cyber fantasy.

Read more from AAP on Computerworld (AU).

The case first became public in 2009. Harrison pleaded guilty in July 2010.

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