Hacker Stole $50,000 A Month
Gaming websites were taken offline by a hacker, whilst he diverted the payments to gaming sites straight into his bank account.
A 19 year old “super-hacker” was arrested yesterday after police suspect he is part of a 6-strong gang that take down websites in order to steal payments from the customers to the gaming sites.
The hacker was stealing around $50,000 (£30,000) in payments to gaming sites without sites even knowing about it.
He infected the gaming websites with viruses which in turn infected those who visited the gaming site. Once infected that person computer came a part of the ‘Zombie’ attack without them even knowing it. He had thousands of computers attacking websites by overloading them in order to shut them down temporarily while he diverted payments into his bank account.
The youth is reportedly the son of an IT engineer and was detained at his home in Buenos Aires in July as part of Operation Zombie, which included five raids in the capital and the city of Rosario in Santa Fe province.
Police raided the teenager’s Buenos Aires home and seized sophisticated computers and other technological equipment.
Operation Zombie began in 2012 after a businessman offering web-hosting services noticed a hacker was remotely breaking into his servers to intercept money transfers.