Usually, digital crooks as Zain Qaiser hide behind the computer in an address, which even the authorities find it difficult to find.
But the 24-year-old briton has now been caught and must sit more than six years in prison for having blackmailed millions of web users the world over.
According to the uk authorities is the man behind one of the worst cyber-attack, as the world has seen. And he did it not alone, but together with a group of Russian hackers.
Such as the false message out that network users received when their computers were locked down. Politifoto
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the Method was just as effective as it was cynical. Zain Qaiser bought namely the large amounts of advertising space on pornographic websites. And when network users then clicked on the ads, they were taken to the pages that infected their computers with malware.
Unless the users had a effective virus protection, it was the computers locked and fake messages from what looked like the FBI, threatened with, that they had committed anything illegal.
Only have to pay from 3000 to 6500 crowns could the victims 'escape for a trial'.
Here we see Zain at an internet café, where he is going with his crime. He also performed a part of the hackningen from his bedroom. Politifoto
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And the method has been extremely lucrative for Zain Qaiser and his co-conspirators.
Zain alone earned according to the judgment, more than six million dollars, even though he was officially registered as unemployed and lived at home with his family.
the Money spent, the criminal man in the expensive hotel stay, expensive watches and prostitutes. He was also part of the property of at different casinos.
Here is the criminal brite at a casino, where a portion of the money from the victims was used. Politifoto
today believe the authorities, that a portion of the money is stored away as digital currency on the secret servers.
in Addition to the judgment of blackmail is Zain Qaiser also been convicted of money laundering and threats to the annoncenetværker, who discovered and tried to stop his number. They were namely, the attack digital and the owners threatened their livelihoods by Zain Qaiser.
The 24-year-old man has admitted his crime, but several co-conspirators are still at large in Russia.
You can read more about the story at The Guardian and at the BBC.
Zain-controlled 'business' from this module, where he could follow the thousands of victims, he had locked the computers and were awaiting payment from. Politifoto
12 good advice on IT security
Beat the brain for when you receive a strange message that seems to come from your bank, Postnord or any other that will have your username and password. If you are in doubt, so the key even the address to, for example, the bank in, instead of clicking on the link.
If you have the option to turn on two-factor verification on a network service use the feature. Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, and Gmail are among those who, today, offers to send you an extra code via sms or an alternate email address. Without the code you can't abuse of your username and password on a foreign computer.
the Network's biggest stupidity is to use the same password and username everywhere. Do you do it, are you a hacker's easiest victim. So they must just find your codes on an insecure service and test them on a number of other known websites. Change regularly the password.
Keep the operating system on your devices up to date, but also remember to update the programs you use. If hackers find out that you are using old software, they can easily exploit a security hole and penetrate on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
the Consumer council Think and Trygfonden driver the app'My digital self-defense'. The idea is, among other things, that you can be warned against the current threats when they occur. You can find the app for both iPhone and Android.
It can be a good investment to have a newer antivirus program and a firewall. The latter is a kind of digital bodyguard, warning you when there is suspicious activity on your device.
Check out you personal network services such as your email or online banking on a public computer, for example the library, you run the risk that others follow in your communication. Always Log properly out of public computers when you leave them.
Wireless free network while on vacation or other places in the public space is tempting, but also a big risk. If you communicate unencrypted on the network and log on to a free Wi-Fi network, can your traffic be sent through the attacker's wireless network and be intercepted.
Your private wireless internet can be a way into your computer. Without any code on your network you may also risk to be misused for the illicit traffic, which is routed back to you. Turn, therefore, the encryption on the Wi-Fi router and select the advanced password.
do you Share private information like social security number, exact address, email address, and other data on the web, follow the hackers. In particular, the social network may be a trap, because you feel comfortable – but the hackers know where to look for useful information.
Physical letters with codes and personal data must be destroyed before you throw them in the trash. Curls you just the papers together, they are easy to assemble together and pry in. Also, remember to lock your physical mailbox.
If it goes wrong, or you have a suspicion that you have been hacked, so please respond immediately. Get the frozen credit card and other things of value, that you fear has been intercepted. Use professional tools to remove the hacker's software and protect yourself better.read more Close