Botnet Operator Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison
A California man whose online criminal ring hacked into hundreds of thousands of computers and disrupted operations at a U.S. hospital and several military installations was sentenced Friday to 37 months in prison for his crimes.
Christopher Maxwell, 21, of Vacaville had pleaded guilty to running a criminal hacking operation that used computer viruses to seed infected Microsoft Windows computers with adware that earned he and his co-conspirators more than $100,000 in commissions, according to a Justice Department complaint. Botnet Operator Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison - Security Fix
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