TJX Accomplice Gets Probation for Selling Browser Exploit
Kim Zetter writes on Threat Level:
A computer security professional who provided Internet Explorer exploit code that helped hackers penetrate TJX and other companies was sentenced Tuesday in Boston to three years probation and a $10,000 fine.More here.
Jeremy Jethro, 29, was paid $60,000 in cash by convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez for a zero-day exploit against Microsoft’s browser, which Gonzalez and his co-conspirators used to obtain unauthorized access to company networks and steal more than 90 million credit and debit card numbers.
Jethro pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor conspiracy charge for providing the malware. Under Tuesday’s sentence, Jethro will be confined at home, under electronic monitoring, for the first six months of his three-year-long probation. His attorney did not respond to a call for comment.