Darkode hacker given jail time for running a botnet, stealing Bitcoin

A man arrested following the raid of the notorious cybercrime forum Darkode has been sentenced to one year and one day in jail for his activities on the site.
Rory Stephen Guidry, 29, of Opelousas, Louisiana, was sentenced on one count of obtaining information by computer from a protected computer after pleading guilty as part of a plea deal back in February.
Guidry was alleged to have hacked into and controlled more than 5,000 computers, and then attempted to sell his Botnet on Darkode.
In addition, Guidry was accused of stealing $80,000 in Bitcoin as well as hacking another computer to steal more than 5,000 active credit card accounts, the latter of which he was in possession of then he was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

This post was published at Silicon Angle on May 31, 2016.

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