Thursday, June 30, 2011

Phish Speared By The FBI

One of the chief conspirators of a large phishing gang, Kenneth Lewis II has just been sentenced to 11 years in jail by the authorities, according to various news outlets including a piece by Dan Kaplan of SC Magazine:

Kenneth Lucas II, 27, of Los Angeles who led the U.S. arm of a global phishing operation that resulted in more than 100 arrests in 2009, previously pleaded guilty to 49 counts of bank and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, computer fraud and money laundering conspiracy.....About 50 individuals from California, Nevada and North Carolina, in addition to another 50 Egyptian citizens, were charged.

Let's hope this sends a strong message to global outfits that sometimes they are not beyond the reach of the law. At least in Egypt thats the case where there seems to be a rainbow at the end of the hacking pyramid.