Botnet herders face jailtime
Authorities are seeking jailterms of up to 3 years against two botnet operators who alleged to have commanded a network of 1.5m computers.
The 20 and 29 year old Dutch male suspects are accused of to have constructing two viruses that were set free on the internet. The Toxbot worm was used to recruit a worldwide network of zombie PCs on which they installed adware software. They deployed the Wayphisher worm to steal credit card information and account information for online banks.
The operation netted an estimated total of €60,000 over a period of 6 months. Botnet herders face jailtime - vnunet.com
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