German gang jailed for creating 12 million Euro Trojan horse


A court in Osnabruck sentenced one of the men to 4 years in jail, and the other to a 39 month sentence, for their part in a criminal scheme that subverted innocent internet users' PCs with a Trojan horse that dialled premium rate 0190 phone numbers to contact a pornographic website. The men, one aged 31 and the other 35 years old, generated over 12 million Euros in income from the premium rate phone calls made via infected PCs' modems between July 2002 - September 2003.