Canada’s ‘most prolific hacker’ jailed for two years

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting his part in a series of ransomware and malware attacks that hit more than one thousand individuals, businesses, and organisations — including three police departments. Ottawa-based Matthew Philbert, who has been dubbed "Canada's most prolific hacker," typically launched attacks by sending malicious emails that posed as job applications, attaching a booby-trapped resume poisoned with malware. If Philbert's intended targ
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