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FBI finds and charges eight individuals responsible for infecting over 1 million computers

November 29th 2007 in Uncategorized

The FBI’s Operation Botnet is starting to bite.  According to today’s Press Release, just some of the people charged include:

  • James C. Brewer of Arlington, Texas, is alleged to have operated a botnet that infected Chicago area hospitals. This botnet infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide. (FBI Chicago);

  • Jason Michael Downey of Covington, Kentucky, is charged with an Information with using botnets to send a high volume of traffic to intended recipients to cause damage by impairing the availability of such systems. (FBI Detroit);

  • Robert Alan Soloway of Seattle, Washington, is alleged to have used a large botnet network and spammed tens of millions of unsolicited email messages to advertise his website from which he offered services and products. (FBI Seattle)

Press Release: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel07/botnet061307.htm

Headline archive: http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june07/botnet061307.htm

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