Sunday, February 26, 2006

DoJ vs. the botnets

The DoJ recently annonced two successful cases against botnet herders. Both were in their early twenties, engaded in DDoS attacks and affiliate program frauds.

Anthony Scott Clark
Jeanson James Ancheta

It would be interesting to know how these perps were tracked down, the plea bargains mean the interesting details won't be comming out at trial. I suspect that it has something to do with the affiliate program fraud. DDoS attacks are hard to track to their origin. Affiliate programs are largely self correlating.

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