Last week, the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, sentenced a hacker to three years in jail after finding him guilty of blackmail, document and computer fraud.
22-year-old Thomasz Grygoruk attracted the attention of the FBI after stealing personal information from thousands of people over the web in a five year spree. The court heard that Grygoruk, from Howick, Manukau City, used a combination of Trojan horses and fake banking websites to steal information such as credit card numbers and PINs from unsuspecting internet users.
Having stolen information, the hacker would then create ATM cards and stole up to NZ $300,000 (US $233,000) from cash machines.
According to media reports, Grygoruk also attempted to blackmail an American teacher in Pennsylvania to the tune of NZ $13,000 (US $10,000) by threatening to tell his local newspaper…
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