Running Head: INTERNET FRAUD/ABUSE: NANOCORE
INTERNET FRAUD/ABUSE: NANO CORE
INTERNET FRAUD/ABUSE: NANOCORE
Internet Fraud/Abuse: NanoCore
Taylor Huddleston was a software developer responsible for the development of a
remote administration tool (RAT) by the name of NanoCore. The tool had key-logger
capabilities, contained a password retriever, remotely locked infected computers, promoted
denial-of-service attacks, accessed and turned on webcams and spying, and also was able to
delete, download, and view files (Poulsen, 2017). Huddleston developed the tool and sold it
online in hack forums where alleged hackers purchased it. Though he claimed the tool was
created out of good intent, the FBI approached it otherwise. According to FBI (2018), the
NanoCore RAT enabled hackers to access personal information on victims’ computers.
Huddleston was accused of conspiracy and aiding and abetting computer intrusions.
Huddleston served three years in federal prison foll...
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