|Los Angeles (CA) - Yesterday, a 27-yr old computer hacker was sentenced to four years in federal prison after being convicted of using malicious software to infect thousands of computers, turning them into "botnet zombies". The man, John Schiefer, was a computer security consultant who plead guilty last April to computer fraud.|
The malware was used to infect computers, creating botnet zombies that were ultimately used by Schiefer to steal personal information, such as the user's identities, credit card information, etc. He had to pay $19,000 in restitution to PayPal and other companies, in addition to his four-year sentence.
In June, 2008, a high-school student faced up to 38 years in prison for hacking into his school's computer. Omar Khan was facing a total of 69 felony accounts relating to individual instances of records being altered. The case is still pending.
In September, 2007, a Seattle man got two years in prison for selling fake items on eBay. He collected $94,000, but refused to provide the purchased materials.
Originally Posted by Tator Tot
I really wonder...just why...I mean this dude had to have had his computer hit by a virus once...I mean..why would you personally and intentionally screw with another guys stuff.
This dude is the the Anon/ /b/ / Chaners, I never get why they do what they do. It just doesn't make sense.
This dude is the the Anon/ /b/ / Chaners,
Originally Posted by Coma
No, he isn't... they would never do something so secretive and complete. It's all temporary stuff, they never do stuff that are long term.
Originally Posted by aod2002
I wonder what's going to be worse for him, dropping bars of soap or not having access to a computer for 4 years?
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny
People these days...
I just want to get up in their faces and yell, "WHY!?! What's the point!?!"