Thursday August 11, 2016

Nigerian Scammer Infects Himself With Malware

The award for stupid criminal of the day goes to this moron for accidentally infecting his own computer with malware. Seriously, you can't make stuff like this up. Thanks to acegoober for the link to the laugh. big grin

They managed to trace the keylogger back to a group of Nigerian scammers with more than 30 members who’ve used wire-wire to bilk some $3 million out of businesses a year. The group might still be at it today, were it not for the convenient fact that one prominent member shot himself in the foot and accidentally infected himself with his own malware. Thanks to that "D’oh!" move, his infected system was uploading screenshots and keystroke logs to an open directory on a web server.