Run a botnet go to jail

It’s really good to see one chalked up against a botnet operator. Friday, a former botnet operator was sentenced to 37 months in prison for breaking into 100’s of thousands of computers. There NEED to be more stories like this. Unfortunately though, with a possible benefit of making $6,000-10,000 per month being a botnet herder…. and only 2 high profile arrests and convictions, I don’t know if this will discourage ENOUGH people from this kind of activity.

Like I say, I think we need MORE of these stories. MANY MORE. so that those that are tempted to do this will know that they will get caught and they will go to jail. The penalty of 3-4 years is fairly good, but I think it needs to be more certain that botnet operators will get caught and prosecuted (successfully). Then we’ll really see a “turning of the corner” in the battle against the zombies.

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