E-mail computer hacker jailed after international scam

A computer hacker who accessed personal data and photos from his mother's front room in a major e-mail scam has been jailed.  Father-of-five Matthew Anderson, 33, of Drummuir, Moray, who was part of an international gang, was caught after a Scotland Yard investigation.

He sent millions of worldwide e-mails which released a virus when opened, allowing remote control of computers.  Anderson was jailed for 18 months at Southwark Crown Court.

He admitted the Computer Misuse Act crime.  He was able to access private images, wills and confidential medical reports and CVs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-11818671  via Sophos.

Published Tue, Nov 23 2010 14:03 by donna