Canadian Hacker Arrested for Creating Zombie Botnet

Canadian authorities have arrested Joseph Mercier, a 24 year old professional information security manager on charges of creating a botnet which enslaved a large number of computers and servers in Canada, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, France, and Russia.

Mercer also infected systems with keylogging software to harvest information entered on computer keyboards, as well as software that allowed him to capture images from unsuspecting victim’s webcams.

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