US hacker pleads guilty over eBay attack

A US man from Oregon has pleaded guilty to using a "worm" program to take control of 20,000 computers via the Internet and launch an attack on auction website eBay in 2003. US Attorney's office spokesman Luke Macaulay says Anthony Clark, 21, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of at least $US250,000.

Clark and accomplices unleashed a "worm" program that burrowed into computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems and turned the machines into obedient "bots". US hacker pleads guilty over eBay attack. 29/12/2005. ABC News Online

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