A group of hackers were recently arrested for using a new hacking tool that allows anyone to hack into any website, quickly, easily, and without any hacking experience. Police caught the two creators of this tool, who made more than 2 million yuan (US$293,000) by selling it to other hackers. Another four unnamed suspects were captured for using the software to steal online bank accounts or passwords for online games that they could sell.
“With the software, anyone who can operate a computer can become a hacker… Those amateur hackers could also use affected computers to attack business computer users and blackmail them for money” said Huang Shaokui, vice police chief in Macheng.
The investigation found that the “little rat” program had affected more than 110,000 computers in a month, and all these computers were controlled by hackers without the owners’ knowledge.