WEBMONEY HACKED

Updated: 05/04/2009 20:32
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A Samara student that created virus applications to compromise WebMoney accounts was convicted of a crime. A public prosecutor at an industrial...

A Samara student that created virus applications to compromise WebMoney accounts was convicted of a crime. A public prosecutor at an industrial district of Samara indicted Sergey Golitsin in 22 episodes of creating and spreading malicious software.

In the course of the investigation in the court it was established that Golitsin, a student of Povoljsky State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences, developed a malicious code on his PC in February 2008 which could spread itself across the net as a variation of Trojan malware. Penetrating to the removable and hard discs of users which visited certain websites on the internet the code infected WebMoney electronic wallet application. When an account holder made purchases online the malware draw out money from their wallet invisibly for the user. The funds then were transferred directly to Golitsin’s account. It should be noted that the malicious code activated only if a wallet contained not less than $100.

Having considered the opinion of the prosecutor the court convicted Golitsin and taking into account characteristics of his personality it sentenced him to a 1 year probation and imposed a fine on him. The verdict has come into effect.

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