Man gets 13 years for int'l 'phishing' fraud ring
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for leading a "phishing" ring and overseeing a marijuana-growing operation that was featured on YouTube.
Kenneth Lucas II was sentenced Monday for growing marijuana at his home. He was sentenced Friday for leading the domestic arm of an international hacking operation.
Federal prosecutors say Lucas posted videos on YouTube showing an elaborate system of fans, indoor lights and ventilation equipment.
A hundred people were charged with sending official-looking emails that asked them to enter information on bogus websites.
The U.S. attorney's office says the case, dubbed Operation "Phish Phry" is the largest cybercrime case ever.
Victims in California, Nevada, North Carolina, Maryland and Egypt allowed hackers to access their bank accounts and lost more than $1 million.