IRL Name: 
Eric L. Crocker

Crocker is from Binghamton, N.Y. (Aged 39 as of 2015)
Crocker was one of 70 individuals arrested in July for their roles in the Darkode cybercrime forum, which facilitated the purchase and trade of botnets, malware and stolen personal data such as payment card details and user credentials. Crocker is scheduled for sentencing on November 23, 2015 and is facing up to three years in prison and a fine of $250,000.


To build the botnet, Crocker infected victims through Facebook.

pleaded guilty to just one charge carrying a maximum penalty under the CAN-SPAM Act of three years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Infected Facebook users' computers, turning them into bots that Crocker controlled through the use of command and control servers.


Crocker used Darkode to market his botnet.