ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A high-school dropout from Arkansas who developed software program utilized by hackers has been sentenced to just about three years in jail.
Twenty-seven-year-old Taylor Huddleston of Sizzling Springs, Arkansas, pleaded responsible final yr in federal courtroom in Alexandria to aiding laptop intrusions.
He admitted growing two applications known as “NanoCore” and “Web Seal.” The primary allowed customers to take over one other laptop from a distant location. The second was a licensing program used to distribute malware to paying prospects.
Huddleston offered and marketed the applications on hacker boards, realizing they’d be used illegally.
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Huddleston stated he developed NanoCore whereas he was residing out of a cellular residence as a solution to carry himself out of poverty.
The 33-month sentence he obtained Friday was lower than the seven-year time period sought by prosecutors.