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Botnet controller jailed in USA
Gets 30 months in jail, and a 3 years supervison order..
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Msg#: 4492295 posted 12:09 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Joshua Schichtel of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced for renting out more than 72,000 PCs that he had taken over using computer viruses.


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Msg#: 4492295 posted 1:38 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

That's a lot of machines infected with the botnet.

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Msg#: 4492295 posted 2:09 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

There are / were bigger botnets..( don't forget the 72K was just a part of his larger herd of ? many ) 72K ,thats is about small to middling size..

Some were / are, over 4 million units..and mariposa was over 12 million..

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Msg#: 4492295 posted 2:25 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

even at 72k, think of all that spam!

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