The FBI’s 10 Most-Wanted Black-Hat Hackers – #7 and #6
The State of Security
The FBI’s 10 most-wanted black-hat hackers countdown continues this week with No. 7 and No. 6: the co-conspirators Bjorn Daniel Sundin and Shaileshkumar “Sam” P. Jain.
On 26 May 2010, the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois indicted Sundin, Jain and a third suspect for one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud, one count of computer fraud and 24 separate counts of wire fraud. Federal warrants for their arrest went out that same day.
Both Sundin and Jain face a maximum prison sentence of 480 years in prison and a whopping $10 million in fines when apprehended.
Though law enforcement has arrested their accomplice, Sundin and Jain have managed to evade the FBI for the past eight years.
From December 2006 to October 2008, Sundin and Jain were both involved in an elaborate spyware scam that tricked customers into purchasing $100 million worth of rogue anti-virus software.