Apr 26 2009

PRC Hacker Street Tax

Published by at 8:26 pm under China internet,Hacking for money

Some Chinese hackers have been arrested for performing DDoS extortion attacks.  The hackers launched a successful denial of service attack on a well-known website and then send an SMS text message asking for 30,000RMB (about 4,400 USD).  At least one of the hackers was arrested on April 7th in Changsha City, Hunan Province.

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3 Responses to “PRC Hacker Street Tax”

  1. BeatUpPrideon 27 Apr 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I wonder how they catch the suspect? By tracing SMS source? Or Bank account?

  2. jumperon 28 Apr 2009 at 7:01 am

    In similar cases, the hackers used their own bank accounts to deposit the money and were pretty easy to track down.

  3. BeatUpPrideon 28 Apr 2009 at 8:11 am

    Pah, that is a shameful way of being arrested….well, after the trouble they went through to blackmail the company(s).