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Man Pleads Guilty to Rolling Own Botnet

A man, Anthony Scott Clark, rolled his own botnet, using a worm to take over 20,000 computers, which he then used to launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on eBay and others in July and August 2003. Now he’s plead guilty in U.S. District Court in San Jose, 27 December 2005. He could get 10 years in prison, a quarter million dollar fine, etc., notes Paul Ferguson.

It’s good that a bot herder got caught and may get time. But this one was unusual, indiscreet, and probably easier to catch than most. Continue reading