Hackers software helping to automate online theft

Monday, 18 October 2004, 2:16 PM EST

Ben Kittridge admits that spamming violates traditional hacker ethics. But with computer programming jobs scarce, the eighteen-year-old Florida software whiz has joined the spam trade.

This year, Kittridge made several thousand dollars selling Fahrenheit, a spamware program he wrote from scratch, to dozens of mysterious customers. But now, Kittridge finds himself an unwitting accomplice in a recent email scam that attempted to separate customers of US Bancorp from their account information.

By Brian McWilliams at Spamfo.

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