Articles for June 2015

Swede gets 4-3/4 years in U.S. prison over BlackShades software


The leader of an organization called BlackShades was sentenced to 4-3/4 years in a U.S. prison on Tuesday for distributing software that authorities say was used to hack into half a million computers worldwide. Alex Yucel, a 25-year-old Swede, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan after pleading guilty in February to distribution of malicious software. Prosecutors had sought up to 7-1/2 years in prison for Yucel, who was arrested in November 2013 in Moldova and later extradited to the United States.

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