Sunday, August 27, 2006

Computer Hacker Gets Three Years

A computer hacker who launched a "botnet" into the system was given a sentence of three years. (See Seattle Times here; Yahoo News here).   The government asked for six years.  According to Yahoo news, the computer attack "hit tens of thousands of computers" including a hospital. He plead guilty to "one count of conspiracy to intentionally damage a protected computer and one count of intentional computer damage that interferes with medical treatment."  His co-conspirators were juveniles.


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