Blackshades Malware Buyer Hit With Two-Year Sentence

Law360, New York (February 19, 2015, 2:02 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday sentenced Kyle Fedorek, a buyer of malware called Blackshades, to two years in prison for hacking into some 90 computers, telling the 27-year-old with an "unhealthy fascination" with the dark side of the Internet he was getting a "break" because there was no direct proof he actually stole money, among other reasons.

U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick's sentence, which included three years of supervised release and an order for Fedorek to make $45,000 in restitution, came a day after Swedish national Alex Yucel admitted to distributing the malicious software.

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