Hacker who tried to free inmate early may soon join him in jail

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Hacker who tried to free inmate early may soon join him in jail
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:46:32 PM »
According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, Voits, 27, on Friday pleaded guilty to damaging a protected computer.

The Attorney General’s office says Voits used a classic phishing scheme laced with typosquatting. According to court records posted by The Register, in January 2017, Voits set up a phishing domain. It looks just like a legitimate county domain name for Washtenaw, except Voits swapped the final W for a double V.

Then, he called and emailed employees of Washtenaw County, claiming that he was “Daniel Greene” and that he needed help with court records. Over the phone, he pretended to be “T.L.” or “A.B.”, a county IT employee. The emails tried to entice employees into clicking on a hyperlink so they’d be whisked off to his malware-poisoned site, while the object of the phone calls was to get his victims to type that phishing site domain into their browsers so as to download an executable malware file.


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