Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Castlecops DDOS attacker sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution

October 11th 2008 in Uncategorized

Cool!  I have no connection with and have never looked at Killanet, but Castlecops is a forum dedicated to fighting malware, spyware, phishing and spamming (very effectively, I may add) and there are quite a few “Consumer Security” MVPs who have made their home there over the years (including me, although I have not been very active – there are other areas of great need with nowhere need as many active assistants as Castlecops has). 

I remember the grief and disruption that Gregory King caused, and am very pleased to see a successful end to this case.

Y’all may remember that Gregory King was the guy who tried to hide his laptop in his back garden when the laws came a-knocking on his door on 1 October 2007.

United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Tuesday that Gregory King, 21, of Fairfield, was sentenced to two years in federal prison and was ordered to pay $69,000 in restitution following a guilty plea to two counts of transmitting code to cause damage to a protected computer.

King reportedly admitted to using a “botnet” to conduct distributed-denial-of-service attacks against two different business Web sites – Killanet and Castlecops.

Source: http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_10677450

Thanks to Kathleen for the heads-up.


Comments are closed.

Well, that’s according to an Adobe employee Cite: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd/archives/2008/10/on_clickjacking.html JD’s rationalizations bring to mind the disagreements that occurred back in July 2007 when there was a sometimes heated debate going on about whether IE and Firefox were at fault for “passing bad data” to third party applications, or if the third party applications were at […]

Previous Entry

There will be 11 security bulletins – 4 critical, 6 important and 1 moderate.  Further details will be released when the patches are released. Critical Security Bulletins============================ AD Bulletin   – Affected Software:     – Active Directory on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server       Service Pack 4     – Impact: Remote Code Execution […]

Next Entry

Archives