Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday September 07, 2012

Botnet Operator Gets Jail Time

Dear Mr. Botnet, look at the bright side, your comprehensive knowledge of backdooring things so that you can rent them out to other people gives you a little insight into how things are going to be for you over the next 30 months. big grin

As well as going to prison for 30 months, Schichtel was also sentenced to a three-year supervised release programme that he will serve after leaving jail. The supervision will tightly control his access to computers and the net. In a brief statement about the case, the US Department of Justice said Schichtel pleaded guilty to one count of selling access to 72,000 machines that formed part of a bigger botnet he controlled.