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Young Man behind Serious PC Fraud Faces Sentence

An IT expert Lewys Martin of 20-yrs of age living in Kent (UK) utilized his skill for orchestrating an Internet fraud, which yielded him huge money, thus published kentonline.co.uk dated May 17, 2012.

The ruse involved a "patch," which Martin presented to gamers playing a well-known online-game namely "Call-of-Duty." However, the patch included a Trojan virus that quietly let him intercept the PC keystrokes of the gamers remotely so he could gain access to their credit card and bank account numbers, passwords as well as other codes including those related to PayPal accounts.

Subsequently, Martin traded the details at values between $1 and $5 to cyber-crooks via the Internet. He then deposited the profits inside a foreign bank account in Costa Rica.

Additionally Martin got drunk, which led him to getting arrested after he stole PC-equipments from a few neighborhood colleges.

Following the detention, police raided his house and found clues of his evil activities. They found copies of over 300 passwords and credit cards in print along with documents of fake bank loans valuing 3,000 pounds (4,700 dollars). Yet, during his trial in November last year (2011), he requested that he be allowed to do one particular computer course being taught and certified at university. His request was granted along with a sentence that was deferred. While court thought that Martin during the process of his study would become more productive, it really didn't turn out so.

Edmund Burge, Prosecutor in the case stated that it wasn't quite evident the amount of money he earned via the sale of the stolen details since the bank where he deposited the money wouldn't give any information to the authorities. However, Martin acknowledged that the amount counted to pounds in thousands. Videogamer.com published this dated May 17, 2012

Thomas Restell the Defense Counsel stated that clearly Martin's knowledge was exorbitant that did him little personal good of favorable nature, reported itproportal.com dated May 17, 2012. He, however, still repeated for the Judge's permission towards letting his client complete his computer training that nevertheless wasn't granted. Martin now faces an 18-month sentence for robbery accompanied with fraud.

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