Hamza Bendelladj (ar : حمزة بن دلاج), known as Bx1 is an Algerian computer hacker known for hacking American banks and stealing $400 million. He allegedly donated a portion of his stolen wealth to Africa and Palestine charities.

IncidentEdit

Using log-in information obtained from a Trojan horse called SpyEye he co-created, he stole from 217 American banks and financial institutions and donated all the money to Africa and Palestine. The SpyEye software was also sold to other hackers and used as part of a botnet.[1][2]

SentenceEdit

Bendelladj, who hails from Tizi Ouzou in Algeria, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hamza Bendelladj: Is the Algerian hacker a hero?". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "US bank hackers get long jail term - BBC News". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hacker Hamza Bendelladj sentenced to 15 years". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.