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Russian-Armenian botnet master made $140,000 a month

By Emil
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. killamoves

    killamoves TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Where do I sign up for 140k a month
     
  2. kazarm

    kazarm TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Its offending criminals are making this kind of money. I hope he will get a long time in jail.
     
  3. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I am amazed at this. simply amazed. and still, more and more computers fall to scams and spyware.
     
  4. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    how do i know my system isnt part of a botnet?
     
  5. archd

    archd TS Rookie

    well ....
    i am absolutely sure that after some month in jail he will be free (agree to joint force with the authorities) and open a new IT security company :D
     
  6. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    That is shocking how much he made just from selling a botnet and it wasn't even forever, only for specific amounts of time! Least he has been stopped now!
     
  7. wcbert

    wcbert TS Rookie Posts: 71

    When is comes to the internet crimes does pay and in this case it pays very well.
     
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    You're right, they did. Guest/Steven Z. is a troll. Bluetooth was invented in 1994 by Sven Mattisson and Jaap Haartsen while they were working for Ericsson.
     
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +177

    Um... drug dealers?
     
  10. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    XD I am sure everyone on this forum is thinking the same damn thing. And, at the same time, going ..meh too much effort. LOL.
     
  11. Hah ! to Legal and proper channels. The biggest crime and criminals are sitting running the Governments, Countries,Court Houses and all that. And you still believe in that system? I am shocked when will the Americans people wake up and not be blinded by the light or dust . Apparently you still don't understand what is the game on the table. Big fish eating little fish ! something like that. Jesus was a Genius too and took the legal path and correct way ! They spared him not also. Anyone took a deep look in the American system? its all devised for corruption. New Laws added and invented to protect the big and the rich and slow death to the poor public. How many of you have lost your homes in past 5 years? Don't fool yourselves no more and open your eyes because the world has changed into a killer dressed as a High Priest walking ahead of Devil. Devil itself is out of business ! Humans have taken over in every shape and form devil's job. If i am wrong then why is there no Prosperity , Peace and things like that in and around your lives ! Ask yourselves really who is wrong and who are wronged. Twisting the words Americans are best at it. I mean the Ones playing and running the show. General public as good as programmed robots or slaves.
     
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    Amen brother. Now take your Xanax. There's very little to be done about the system that's in place. It's too big to fight, and if you join it, you become it.
     
  13. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    How can a hacker earn so much money from? Weird
     
  14. FransB

    FransB TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Hopefully Leaseweb (the provider in The netherlands where his servers were) can keep this **** out :).

    But good job guys.
     
  15. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Enthusiast Posts: 208   +18

    Makes me want to go rogue :p
     
  16. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Could he have? Making 130,000 a month is VERY hard if done legal. Just saying.
     
  17. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 958   +23

    I don't believe that much money is gotten from these schemes. This just covers up the fact that perhaps microsoft or computer manufacturers write viruses. Who else knows the internals of windows like this?
     
  18. mpsteel

    mpsteel TS Rookie Posts: 16

    replace computers with users.

    You shouldn't be amazed, people these days are just not as computer literate as they should be. More and more businesses are forcing there customers onto the internet to uses there services, so the ol Joe Blogg doesn't have a clue about key loggers and the like. So where ever there is an opportunity, there are takers.

    Minimise the opportunities, you'll minimise the takers.
     
  19. arod916

    arod916 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Governments worldwide need to crack down on these criminal rings with extremely harsher penalties. With the world growing in technological dependency, these criminals need to be made examples of. There should be a NATO like international org devoted to counter measures and guidelines.
     
  20. These type of people are scoundrels... the absolute dreggs of society. They prey off unsuspecting people and are spineless thieves... (ie: *******)

    Even petty thieves have more gaul then these creeps.


    Sadly, this is just another Russian story, of how pethetic that country has become. My co-worker got robbed twice in Moscow on his HoneyMoon last year. Most hackers in games are Russian.

    They should fix their own government instead of internationally stealing money.
     
  21. demonlord721

    demonlord721 TS Member Posts: 23

    I'm all for eBusiness and entrepreneurship online, but I would like to see more people do it the legitimate way.
     
  22. rattlertech

    rattlertech TS Rookie

    Wow and i just thought they made virus just for the hell of it.
     
  23. IkarugaShiver

    IkarugaShiver TS Rookie Posts: 19

    ^THIS x1000. Perhaps I'm a man of simple pleasures, but I've never understood why people who make money illegally overextend their operations so much... $140,000 a month? People are going to want to TAKE YOU DOWN. $10,000 a month? Geesh, still seems like a lot to me, but at least you wouldn't be AS wanted... XP
     
  24. thaddio

    thaddio TS Rookie

    Yeah and now they can have fun with the money in jail. Good riddance.
     
  25. Brodieeee

    Brodieeee TS Rookie Posts: 17

    So let me get this straight, you would kill for it, but not infect peoples computers? ;)
     


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