Call of Duty Trojan horse creator ends up in jail, after drunken college raid

A British man who spread a spyware Trojan horse posing as a patch for the popular video game “Call of Duty”, has ended up with an 18 month jail sentence.

According to local media reports, 20-year-old Lewys Martin of Deal, Kent, distributed a Trojan horse amongst game players, which logged keystrokes and stole bank details, credit card numbers and internet passwords – including PayPal credentials – from innocent computer users.

After selling the stolen details to other cybercriminals for between $1 to $5 a time, Martyn moved his ill-gained profits to an offshore account in Costa Rica.

Bizarrely, Martin’s activities were only uncovered after he was caught drunkenly attempting to break into local colleges to steal computer equipment, Kent Online reports.

Police who raided Martin’s home, found printouts of stolen credit card numbers and…

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