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Botnet Hijacker Sentenced To Almost 5 Years


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#1 jgweed

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 02:19 PM

Jeanson Ancheta has been sentenced to 57 months in prison, three years of supervised released, and 15,000 in restitution, as well as forfeiting $60,000 worth of illicit gains for creating a botnet and selling iaccess to some 500,000 computers to others.

Prosecutors say the case was unique because Ancheta was accused of profiting from his attacks by selling access to his botnets to other hackers and planting adware, software that causes advertisements to pop up, into infected computers.


See the Reuter's article in ZDNet News:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6070020.html

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:45 PM

Well that's a good thing. Maybe they won't let him use the internet in jail.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 06:23 AM

Does that make like 5 min per computer infected?
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