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Three People Admit to Infecting 300,000 Computers With Mirai Botnet

Click Fraud was one of the aims

     
6:51 pm on Dec 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Three people admit to creating the Mirai botnet in 2016 which ultimately infected more than 300,000 computers with the aim of carrying out DDoS attacks and click fraud.

The Mirai malware is responsible for coordinating some of the largest and most disruptive online attacks the Internet has ever witnessed.


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7:29 pm on Dec 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Lock 'em up!
8:00 pm on Dec 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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They're facing from five to ten years in prison and a half million dollars in fines each.

All of them were young men just entering adulthood. Short cuts slash deep.
8:10 pm on Dec 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Not to mention the civil suits and IRS issues... Lots of wage garnishments and bankruptcy proceedings in their future.
6:13 am on Dec 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Well, they certainly did not make Santa's Nice List!
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They sold stuff to prevent and mitigate DDOS attacks, then they launched them too. Pyro firefighters.
 

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