Man uses 9k Zombie Computers to Cyber Attack Skype, Google, and Pokemon

A British man has been accused of launching cyber attacks through 9,000 Zombie computers on websites such as Skype, Google, and Pokemon. Alex Bessell is his name and the accused will be facing the trial of orchestrating DDoS attacks on several other major online firms in a bid to crash their web services.

Alex, 21, from Liverpool, established a web development business with the name “Aiobuy” and made more than $700,000 in sales for spreading malware since 2011.

The said lad used to accept money in the form of Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoins from corporate, individuals and groups to spread malware and launch cyber attacks- like Distributed Denial of Service in this case.

Alex Bessell was not only found guilty of spreading malicious viruses on computer networks but will face charges for designing a ‘Crypter’ software packages that usually hides bugs from PC users and makes them invisible to anti-malware softwares.

Alex will appear before Birmingham magistrate on Oct 30th, 2017 and is likely to face 11 charges- money laundering and making false statements to company houses, making and circulation of malware, impairing the operation of computers, unauthorized access to computers etc….

Representatives from Google, Skype and Pokemon were also being requested to attend the court proceedings.

Note- All the charges are being pressed against him after a detailed investigation carried out by Cybercrime detectives of West Midlands Regional Organized Crime Unit based in Birmingham.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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