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Blackshades Malware Co-Creator Gets Five Years of Probation

An Arizona man who co-created software distributed by an organization called Blackshades that was used to hack into a million computers worldwide was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation. Michael Hogue, who online was known by the moniker “xVisceral,” was sentenced by US District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan after pleading guilty in 2013 to distributing malware and ... Read More »