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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. It is said that he donated all the money he hacked to needy people.

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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