Call of Duty Hacker Gets 18 Months in Jail

A British man who distributed a Trojan disguised as a patch for the game 'Call of Duty' has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison.

"Lewys Martin, 20, of Deal in Kent, used the malware to harvest bank login credentials, credit card details and internet passwords from the compromised Windows PCs of his victims," writes The Register's John Leyden. "Martin then apparently laundered the credentials via underground cybercrime forums, earning $5 or less for every credential, directing proceeds of his criminal activity towards an offshore account in Costa Rica, funds which remain beyond the reach of UK police."

"Here's where it gets really interesting: Martin wasn't caught in the act of selling these dodgy hacks," writes Kotaku's Luke Plunkett. "He was caught with a friend while they were breaking into a school, something he's apparently done a number of times."