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Hacker Makes $600,000 From Fake Android Apps

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#1 herg62123


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

The 20 year old was working out of his parentsí basement and by stealing small amount of money from over 17,000 people would amass his fortune. He would make his money by having the apps send a text message to a premium rate number he had set up, this would get his small amount of cash however, the malware in the apps would also send him passwords and IDs to gamblings sites.

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#2 Icanhazrootkit


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

"...expressed that he didnít do it for the money but rather he just wanted to do what he l0ves: program on his computer..."

He did not however 'l0ve' reporting his exploits as a proof-of-concept while not setting up a premium charge phone line.
His l0ve is just funny that way.

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