Australian man arrested after earning over $200,000 from stolen Spotify and Netflix accounts

Polycount

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During that period of time, the man did quite well for himself, earning around $300,000 AUD. For reference, that amounts to $212,500 USD as of writing.

The Sydney-based man allegedly sold the stolen accounts through an "account generator" website called WickedGen.com. WickedGen reportedly claimed to have "120,000 users" and "almost one million" sets of account details in its prime.

The Sydney-based man allegedly sold the stolen accounts through an "account generator" website called WickedGen.com.

After executing a search of the individual's home, the AFP seized his cryptocurrencies as well as various "electronic materials," though it's unclear what the latter refers to.

If the individual accused of these crimes is proven guilty, he could be spending the next several decades in prison - Australian law lays out some pretty nasty penalties for "dealing in proceeds of crime" and obtaining "unauthorized access" to private internet user data.

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TomSEA

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"If the individual accused of these crimes is proven guilty, he could be spending the next several decades in prison - Australian law lays out some pretty nasty penalties for "dealing in proceeds of crime" and obtaining "unauthorized access" to private internet user data."

GOOD. That's the way it should be everywhere.
 
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Manrubio

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Decades in prison? These dude is freaking genius! ( a bad one ) but a genius at the end of the day.. why put him in prison ? he did not hurt anyone.. put that brain to work somewhere else.
 

Godel

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Decades in Prison?

Nah, that might be the maximum sentence but for a non-violent crime he might get a year or so.

That's still enough to tell most people that it wasn't the smartest way to earn a dollar
 

toooooot

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Thank you for this very informative article. Now it is time to get a free spotify...Remember people, these capitalists dont want us to own physical media and rent everything.
But then let us strike back and all get free spotify accounts!