UK Hacker Who Targeted Porn Sites Gets More Than 6 Years

Law360, London (April 9, 2019, 5:54 PM BST) -- A U.K. hacker who targeted the computers of millions of visitors to pornographic websites with malicious software will be jailed for more than six years, the National Crime Agency said Tuesday, in what investigators describe as one of the country's most serious cybercrime cases.

Zain Qaiser, 24, was sentenced to six years and five months at Kingston Crown Court after pleading guilty to 11 offenses, including blackmail, fraud, money laundering and computer misuse, the NCA said.

Working with an international Russian crime group, the former computer science student made more than £700,000 ($914,000) — which he spent on luxury hotel stays,...

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