Sydney Man Cops Two-Year Sentence Over Online Issues
A 23-year-old Sydney man has received a two years and two months’ sentence, to be served by way of an intensive corrections order, for his involvement as the creator and primary financial beneficiary of a number of online subscription services.
All of these relied on stolen credentials from Australians and others around the world.
WickedGen operated for about two years, selling stolen account details for online subscription services, including Netflix, Spotify and Hulu.
The Australian Federal Police revealed the man involved was the primary financial beneficiary of a further three “account generator” websites: HyperGen, Autoflix and AccountBot.
He received more than A$680,000 through PayPal, by selling subscriptions via these sites.