Friday April 22, 2016

Two Hackers Get Over 24 Years Combined In Federal Prison

Remember the "SpyEye" malware guys? It looks like the courts threw the book at those guys, giving one man fifteen years and the other one nine years plus three years of probation for both men upon release.

Two international computer hackers; Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, a/k/a Gribodemon, of Russia, and Hamza Bendelladj, a/k/a Bx1, of Algeria, have been sentenced to a combined 24 years, six months in prison for their roles in developing and distributing the prolific malware known as SpyEye, which caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the financial industry around the world.