A 33-year-old father of five has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, after spreading malware around the world via millions of spammed out emails.
Matthew Anderson, from Drummuir, Aberdeenshire, was a member of the m00p virus-writing gang spreading malware in 2005 and 2006 including the Stinx Trojan horse, which was spammed out widely across the globe.
The Stinx Trojan horse contained a reference to the m00p gang inside its code.
Other attacks distributed by the international gang included bogus messages which pretended to come from Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure, tasteless fake emails which posed as CCTV…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.