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Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Building Botnet-For-Hire

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    Last Updated: April 29, 2010

    Julie188 writes “A Mesquite, Texas, man is set to plead guilty to training his 22,000-PC botnet on a local ISP — just to show off its firepower to a potential customer. David Anthony Edwards will plead guilty to charges that he and another man, Thomas James Frederick Smith, built a custom botnet, called Nettick, which they then tried to sell to cybercriminals at the rate of US$0.15 per infected computer, according to court documents.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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