Zachery Shames, a 21-year-old hacker, has landed in jail for creating a malicious keylogger that became a powerful tool, impacting several thousand victims by stealing their sensitive data.
Authorities caught up to the hacker after he managed to infect over 16,000 computers with spyware that recorded every stroke of the keyboard. Shames pleaded guilty to his charges of orchestrating computer intrusions.
The talented Shames will be sentenced June 16, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years.
We always recommend that internet users should take proper care with their online privacy and security. Engage in hacking at your own risk.