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Hamza Bendelladj' (ar : حمزة بن دلاج), known as Bx1 is an Algerian computer hacker known for hacking numerous American banks and stealing $400 million. He was arrested in Thailand in 2013 and extradited to the US to face charges.

IncidentEdit

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

SentenceEdit

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

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