Convicted hackers to cooperate with FBI to close cybercrime investigations

As part of their sentence, three hackers will assist the FBI’s cybercrime unit

By Police1 Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three American hackers convicted of infecting more than 100,000 computing devices with malware over a one-year period will be required to assist the FBI in other cybercrime investigations as part of their sentence, U.S. Attorney Brian Schroder said in a release Tuesday

Paras Jas, 22, of New Jersey, Josiah White, 21, of Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman, 22, of Louisiana pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act in the creation and operation of malware that infected users’ computers and made them remotely controllable. 

Their sentences also include five-year probations, 2,500 hours of community service, an order to pay restitution of $127,000 and the voluntary abandonment of cryptocurrency seized during the investigation. 

Jas, White and Norman have already provided assistance “that substantially contributed to active complex cybercrime investigations,” according to court documents. They will be required to continue to assist in defensive efforts and cooperate in research studies. 

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