Hacker goes to prison for Trojan blackmail

Friday, 10 November 2006, 6:09 PM EST

A hacker who used a Trojan horse program to take control of computers belonging to adolescent girls in the U.K. and Canada was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday; prosecutors in London said.

Adrian Ringland, 36, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, admitted to sending Trojan horse applications through Microsoft's instant messaging program to the girls, which then allowed him to control their computers, according to a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokeswoman.

At InfoWorld.

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