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A hacker accused of masterminding one of the biggest ever botnets has been sentenced to just under 5 years in jail.
Matjaz Skorjanc was arrested in 2010 after a two-year investigation into malware that had hijacked about 12.7 million computers around the world.
The 27-year-old was found guilty of creating the Mariposa botnet software, assisting others in "wrongdoings" and money laundering.
His lawyer said he would appeal.Mariposa Botnet Author Sentenced to Five Years In Jail [bbc.co.uk]
"I've never been able to gauge what is a fair penalty for such crimes..."