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McAfee Labs Assists in Rare Cybercrime Conviction

02
Jun
2011

As we have discussed on this blog more than once, convictions for cybercrime activities are a rare thing indeed. Recently, however, a former University of Salford (United Kingdom) student was convicted and given a suspended sentence for stealing online gaming credentials.

The University of Salford contacted the police after it received a complaint from a U.S. resident regarding the theft of personal details. The police worked with the academic institution and with McAfee Labs to gather evidence. The police asked us to perform an analysis on the malware and our very own Alex Hinchliffe assisted!

Congrats to Alex, the U.K. police and the University of Salford on a job well done. This is the kind of teamwork that we can all learn a lesson or two from.

Read the full account at ZDNet UK.

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