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Author of LuminosityLink Remote Access Trojan Gets 30 Months Sentence

The LuminosityLinkRemote Access Trojan (RAT) author, 21-year oldColton Ray Grubbs fromStanford, Kentucky, has been sentenced today to 30 months behind bars for computer intrusion crimes.

"Grubbs previously admitted to designing, marketing, and selling a software, called LuminosityLink, that Grubbs knew would be used by some customers to remotely access and control their victims’ computers without the victims’ knowledge or consent," says U.S. Attorney’s Office press release.

Moreover, Grubbs was found of three crimes: for conspiracy to commit money laundering, for conspiracy to unlawfully access computers in furtherance of a criminal act, as well as illegal removal of property to prevent its lawful seizure.

According to Robert M. Duncan, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Grubbs sold his LuminosityLink RAT to thousands of clients on... (read more)
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