Developer Black Shades malware gets 5 years in prison




A Swedish man has been convicted in the United States to nearly five years in prison because he developed the remote access trojan Black Shades and brought in sales. According to prosecutors has convicted more than $ 350,000 profit from operations.

The 25 year old Swede Alex Yücel, in 2013 in Moldova was arrested and extradited, was the judge imposed a prison sentence of 57 months, so writes The Register. He must also pay a fine of $ 200,000. Yücel had already pleaded guilty in February to spreading the Black Shades Trojan. The man admitted that he was co-author of the rat-malware. He sold the software for $ 40 per license to more than six thousand clients in over a hundred countries.

A co-defendant, also the author of the malware waiting for a conviction. Two accomplices were previously sentenced to one year in prison and a Black Shades user who is using the malware bank accounts plundered four hundred people received two years in prison.

Black Shades is a remote administration tool that allows attackers to steal passwords and files can get. It can also encrypt the malware files, allowing Black Shades was also used as ransomware. According to estimates, the malware would be more than half a million computers have been infected.

In the Netherlands performed the police in May last year at 34 addresses search . It was about people who had bought the malware and actively used. In 2013 was arrested a guy that Black Shades would be used to hack more than two thousand computers and make nude photos loot.

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