rechtbank Breda 30 januari 2007 LJN AZ7266

hacking, botnet

by John van Halderen
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Verdachte heeft in talloze computers van derden ingebroken; ten tijde van de ontdekking van deze strafbare feiten, ging het om 50.000 tot 80.000 computers. Uiteindelijk blijkt bij de ontmanteling dat er miljoenen computers zijn besmet. Bij deze inbraken kreeg verdachte met behulp van door hem en of zijn mededader ontwikkeld virus of trojan, de beschikking over persoonlijke gegevens waarmee geld of andere zaken konden worden verworven en in een aantal gevallen ook daadwerkelijk werden verworven. Hoewel verdachte deze strafbare feiten binnenshuis, zittend achter zijn computer, kon plegen, en dus niet feitelijk in woningen of bedrijven behoefde in te breken, is de gemaakte inbreuk op rechten van derden niet minder groot. Het middels het internet verlopende betalingsverkeer, wordt op deze wijze volledig ondermijnd. Het is aan het tijdig ingrijpen van politie en justitie te danken dat het in deze zaak aangetoonde feitelijke misbruik van de verkregen inloggegevens relatief beperkt is gebleven. Verdachte was immers al druk doende om het virus en de trojan verder te exploiteren, zulks met behulp van buitenlandse rekeningnummers en een buitenlandse opdrachtgever. Daarnaast heeft verdachte, gebruikmakend van het botnet, zich schuldig gemaakt aan pogingen om een bedrijf af te persen door te dreigen met een dDOS aanval dan wel door een dDOS aanval uit te voeren. Met dergelijke acties wordt grote inbreuk gemaakt op het nog steeds toenemende economische belang van de informatie- en communicatietechnologie en het grote maatschappelijke belang van het internet en daarmee samenhangende toepassingen. Verdachte heeft zich tenslotte schuldig gemaakt aan overtreding van de Wet Wapens en Munitie.

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