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Adelaide Hacker pleads guilty to stealing CC and banking details from thousands of PCs

Had potential to infect up to 74,000 PCs if not stopped
By: Steve Dougherty | Networking News | Posted: Jul 26, 2010 9:48 am

A 21 year old Adelaide man got what was coming to him today in court where he pleaded guilty to no less than seven charges after infecting 3000 PCs in both Australia and overseas last year.




The virus he designed and unleashed onto unsuspecting victims netted him credit card and banking details on the infected systems. Had authorities not caught on and stopped him when they did, the malicious software had the potential to infect up to 74,000 PCs worldwide.


Sentencing submissions will be heard this coming September 24th.



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