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Bot Farmer Sentenced
1/24/2006 12:57:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A 20-year-old hacker admitted Monday to surreptitiously seizing control of thousands of Internet-connected computers, using the zombie network to serve pop-up ads and renting it to people who mounted attacks on Web sites and sent out spam. Jeanson James Ancheta, of Downey, California, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to four felony charges for crimes, including infecting machines at two U.S. military sites, that earned him more than $61,000, said federal prosecutor James Aquilina. Under a plea agreement, which still must be approved by a judge, Ancheta faces up to 6 years in prison and must pay the federal government restitution. He also will forfeit his profits and a 1993 BMW. Sentencing is scheduled for May 1. Read the entire article here, http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/01/23/hacker.ap/index.html
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Re: Bot Farmer Sentenced
1/24/2006 2:52:53 PM
Hi Doug, Ah... a bit of a ray of sunshine in a world plagued by hackers, scammers and thieves! Thanks for the update. I hope we see more of these guys getting shut down in the very near future. God bless, Dave
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Re: Bot Farmer Sentenced
1/24/2006 3:47:46 PM
Doug Hooray! Chalk one up for the good guys. I hope they use all that money finding and shutting down others like him. Cheri
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